Following the release of Beijing’s peace plan for the conflict, he also discussed in an interview with ABC News how it was illogical for China to be negotiating the result of the Ukraine war.
Chinese spy balloon row: According to US President Joseph Biden, it’s possible that Chinese President Xi Jinping was unaware of the alleged Chinese spy balloon that crossed the country earlier this month.
Following the release of Beijing’s peace plan for the conflict, he also discussed in an interview with ABC News how it was illogical for China to be involved in negotiating the result of the Ukraine war. “How could it be any good if (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is praising it?” On the anniversary of the conflict, Biden spoke to ABC News. “I haven’t seen anything in the plan that would suggest there is something that, if the Chinese strategy were followed, would be advantageous to anyone other than Russia.” “It is simply illogical to think that China will be negotiating the result of a conflict that is completely unfair to Ukraine.”
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Joe Biden’s statement has come a day after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken who met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi to raise the unacceptable violation of American sovereignty and warned that Beijing’s material support to Moscow over the Ukrainian war would attract sanctions.
A suspected Chinese surveillance balloon, which Beijing denies was a government spy vessel, spent a week flying over the United States and Canada before being shot down off the Atlantic Coast earlier this month on U.S. President Joe Biden’s orders.
After February 4, a further three objects were downed between February 10 and 12 over Deadhorse in Alaska, near Yukon in Canada, and over Lake Huron close to the US-Canada boundary.
A top diplomat blasted the Biden administration on February 18 for shooting the alleged Chinese “spy” balloon, calling it “hysterical and absurd” and saying it was an effort to “divert focus from internal problems.” “In the heavens, there are numerous balloons from various nations. Do you want to down each and every one of them?” Wang Yi spoke at the Munich Security Symposium on Saturday. “We implore the United States not to engage in such absurd actions merely to deflect focus from its own domestic issues,”
On Thursday, President Biden stated that the US is revising its policies for observing and responding to unidentified aerial objects.