Chinese Foreign Ministry: China has never deliberately violated other countries’ airspace
China has always respected the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries and has never deliberately violated anyone’s airspace, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
On Friday, U.S. diplomatic chief Anthony Blinken announced that he had decided to postpone a planned visit to the Chinese capital on Sunday because of the incident with the PRC balloon. According to Blinken, the U.S. has informed China of the move at various levels. However, the secretary of state declined to announce new dates, making it clear that it would be premature to talk about it until the current incident is resolved.
“China always strictly observes international law, respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries and has never deliberately invaded the territory or airspace of any sovereign country,” the department said in a statement.