• Times Now | 08-Feb-2023 08:20

    Breaking News | China Rejects U.S's Request For A Phone Call After Spy Balloon Shoot Down

    Breaking News | China has rejected Washington's request for a phone call between US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Beijing counterpart Wei Fenghe, the New York Times, reported citing the Pentagon. Soon after a US fighter jet shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday, the request was made. According to a statement sent through email from the Pentagon Press Secretary, Brigadier General Patrick S Ryder, Washington recognises the value of keeping lines of communication open with China. He said that China has "declined" to set up a call between Lloyd Austin and Wei Fenghe. Watch the video to know more. #breakingnews #usandchina #spyballoon

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