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Balloon espionage: China responds with accusations of its own

The balloon off the coast of South Carolina came from China. The origin of the other three downed flying objects is still unclear.

On Monday, China turned the tables – and raised serious espionage allegations: Allegedly, the United States had illegally sent balloons over China more than ten times last year alone, said a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing. Accordingly, the US should stop accusing others of spying. “It’s quite clear to the global community which country is the number one spy empire in the world,” Wang Wenbin said.

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