In this episode, we discuss the recent reports of a Chinese spy balloon flying in U.S. airspace. China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said that the country is looking into the reports and urged calm, adding that it has no intention of violating any sovereign country's territory and airspace. The U.S. has high confidence that the object is a Chinese balloon and it was flying over sensitive sites to collect information. The U.S. government was prepared to shoot down the balloon if ordered, but ultimately recommended against it due to the risk to people on the ground. The balloon's appearance adds to national security concerns over China's influence in the U.S. and tensions between the two countries are high on several issues.

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