China says US balloons entered airspace ‘more than 10 times’ since 2022

WASHINGTON flew balloons into China’s airspace more than 10 times since January 2022, Beijing said today, after an alleged Chinese surveillance craft was shot down over the United States.

Relations between the US and China have soured in recent weeks in the wake of Washington’s decision to shoot down the alleged spy craft early this month, which Beijing has insisted was for civilian purposes.