On the orders of US President Joe Biden, the US has shot down a Chinese spy balloon.
The US shot down a Chinese spy balloon near the coast of South Carolina with an F-22 fighter jet.
A video of the incident has been released by the US in which the Chinese balloon can be seen being destroyed by a missile.
US President Joe Biden has praised the Air Force pilot who shot down the Chinese spy balloon.
US President Joe Biden said in Maryland that I ordered him to shoot down a Chinese spy balloon.
When Biden was informed about this spy balloon on Wednesday, he ordered the Pentagon to shoot it down as soon as possible.
US military officials said that an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile was used to bring down the spy balloon.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said it was shot down by a fighter plane on the instructions of President Biden.
China's Foreign Ministry strongly opposed the use of force by the US, calling it a violation of international procedure.