Tensions between Communist China and the United States have never been higher, especially in the wake of last week’s spy balloon.
The balloon entered Alaska on January 28 and wasn’t shot down until Feb. 4, six miles out from the South Carolina Coast.
What information did it collect in that time? We still have not been told anything, but Secretary of State Antony Blinken did cancel a planned trip to Beijing.
Now, China is going on the offensive and saying America is really to blame for everything that’s happening.
What Are China’s Claims?
China reports that the U.S. has been trespassing in its airspace since January 2022. Since then, China said more than ten times the U.S. has illegally entered its territory using spy balloons.
This accusation was recently made by China’s foreign ministry, without presenting any evidence.
On Monday, February 13, Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for China’s Ministry, said during a press conference that it is customary for U.S. balloons to illegally travel across the territory of several countries, including China.
Wang said more than ten times since January 2022, U.S. balloons have entered and transited through Chinese airspace without the legal permission of Chinese authorities.
The White House has already spoken out in the face of such accusations and said they are entirely false.
China Now Accuses The US Of Sending Balloons Into Its Airspace 'More Than 10 Times" after Washington shot down an alleged Chinese espionage device in early February 🇨🇳😤🎈🇺🇸💥🤯 pic.twitter.com/782n7ACcxN
— Raphousetv (RHTV) (@raphousetv2) February 13, 2023
Accusations With Zero Proof
According to the White House, China is just trying to justify its own spying and being busted for doing it. The “red dragon” remain silent all this time and now comes up with these accusations now without any evidence. How convenient.
Adrienne Watson, a spokeswoman for the U.S. National Security Council, said on her Twitter page that China’s accusations are false and that it is actually China that used spy balloons and illegally entered more than 40 countries.
Wang also accuses the U.S. of always sending ships and planes for short-range reconnaissance of Chinese territory. He said, last year, the U.S. carried out more than 657 operations of this kind and in January of this year alone, it was more than 64 times.
China is clearly just ramping up its rhetoric to try to get away with being caught spying.
House Oversight Committee chair accuses China of ‘spy ring’ in US https://t.co/OSSJwbZU3m pic.twitter.com/5DZhJjpDXv
— New York Post (@nypost) February 13, 2023
The Bottom Line
China is a dangerous regime full of liars and propaganda artists who want to undermine this nation. The fact that Biden allowed their spy balloon to sail unharmed across the country for eight days is absolutely outrageous.
The fact that his top military advisors overruled his desire to shoot it down is even more disturbing. Did they try to one-up the commander-in-chief to impose their lead-from-behind strategy?
China needs to start being taken much more seriously. This appeasement needs to end and it needs to start with cracking down on trade with China, busting any and all Chinese agents inside the country, and deporting them immediately.This article appeared in FreshOffThePress and has been published here with permission.