This Wednesday the Chinese regime gave a briefing in which it announced that it will take action against the U.S. entities that were involved in the downing of the Chinese spy balloon.
Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the Asian giant's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reported that his country "firmly opposes" the decision made by the United States to shoot down the flying object on February 4.
Wenbin also reported that "countermeasures will be taken in accordance with the law, against the relevant U.S. entities that undermine China’s sovereignty and security," without elaborating further.
China "resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and its legitimate rights and interests," the spokesman added.
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A "blatant violation of sovereignty".
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously condemned the Asian giant for blatantly violating the country's sovereignty and misleading the international community "through false claims about its intelligence-gathering campaigns."
U.S. added 6 Chinese entities to the blacklist
The Department of Commerce recently reported that six Chinese entities were added to a blacklist that prevents them from purchasing products or technologies from U.S. companies unless they ask the government for permission.
This decision was made after the U.S. discovered that the entities had links to the downed spy balloon surveillance program. In a statement, the U.S. Department of Commerce explained that five Chinese companies and one research institute were blacklisted.
The U.S. government also informed that if necessary, it will continue to use the blacklist and other regulatory and compliance tools to protect the country's security and sovereignty.