China overseas ministry: ‘airship’ over the US a ‘drive majeure accident’

SHANGHAI: China’s overseas ministry stated on Saturday that flight of a Chinese language “airship” over the US was a drive majeure accident, accusing US politicians and media of making the most of the state of affairs to discredit China.

The USA, saying the craft was a suspected spy balloon that had dedicated a “clear violation” of US sovereignty, postponed a go to to China by Secretary of State Antony Blinken that had been anticipated to start out on Friday.

“China has all the time strictly abided by worldwide legislation and revered the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations,” the ministry stated in an announcement.

Blinken scraps uncommon China journey over alleged spy balloon

It stated Beijing and Washington had not introduced any go to by Blinken and that “the US bulletins are their very own matter and we respect that”.

The ministry stated in a separate assertion Wang Yi, director of China’s Central Fee for Overseas Affairs, had spoken to Blinken over the cellphone on Friday night and mentioned the right way to take care of unintended incidents in a peaceful {and professional} method.

Wang informed Blinken that each events wanted to speak in a well timed method and keep away from any misjudgments, the ministry stated.