Blinken Postpones China Trip Amidst Balloon Controversy

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has postponed his upcoming trip to China just days before departing amidst the unfolding controversy around a suspected Chinese spy balloon passing over the United States. Blinken postponed the trip after consultation with the White House. A state department official said that the trip was delayed because the surveillance balloon controversy would have “narrowed the agenda” of any meetings with Chinese officials “in a way that would have been unhelpful and unconstructive.”