China Threatened Repercussions After U.S. Military Shot Down Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon

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On Saturday the U.S. military successfully shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina after it had traveled across North America over sensitive military sites.  China has threatened repercussions, responding that it reserved the right to “take further actions.”  China insisted the flyover was an accident involving a civilian aircraft and criticized the U.S. for “an obvious overreaction and a serious violation of international practice.”