That’ll Show Them: Blinken Postpones China Visit Over Spy Balloon

Biden admin reportedly doesn’t want balloon to dominate meetings

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses the United Nations General Assembly during the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference in New York City, New York, U.S., August 1, 2022. REUTERS/David 'Dee' Delgado/File Photo
February 3, 2023

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will postpone his visit to China after a spy balloon was detected flying over the continental United States, according to media reports on Friday.

Blinken did not want the balloon to dominate his meetings with Chinese officials, ABC News reported, citing an unnamed U.S. official. Bloomberg News also reported the trip will be postponed.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Tim Ahmann)

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