Chinese Foreign Ministry Claims the Balloon Traveling Through U.S. Airspace is a “Civilian Airship” From China Intended for Scientific Research
Chinese Foreign Ministry claims the balloon traveling through U.S. airspace is a “civilian airship” from China intended for scientific research.
China “will continue communicating with the US side and properly handle this unexpected situation caused by force majeure,” a statement just released reads.
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s Remarks on the Unintended Entry of a Chinese Unmanned Airship into US Airspace Due to Force Majeure
Q: According to media reports, a Chinese unmanned airship has been spotted in US airspace. Do you have any comment?
A: The airship is from China. It is a civilian airship used for research, mainly meteorological, purposes. Affected by the Westerlies and with limited self-steering capability, the airship deviated far from its planned course. The Chinese side regrets the unintended entry of the airship into US airspace due to force majeure. The Chinese side will continue communicating with the US side and properly handle this unexpected situation caused by force majeure.