The US military shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon over the Atlantic Ocean last week. Reacting strongly to this action, China said on Tuesday that it will resolutely defend its legitimate rights and interests in this matter.
Amid growing tension with China over a suspected spy balloon, US President Joe Biden said that steps would be taken in self-defense if China poses a threat to America’s sovereignty.
Biden said in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, I am committed to working with China where it can advance American interests and benefit the world. Leave no doubt though, we made it clear last week that if China threatens our sovereignty, we will act to defend our country.