The Chinese government has objected to the shooting down of a Chinese balloon by the US military, saying that it was "clearly an excessive response." I found out that I was taking the same action as the United States of shooting down a reconnaissance balloon.
China's foreign ministry and defense ministry have criticized the shooting down of a Chinese balloon by the US military, saying it was "clearly an excessive response and a gross violation of international conventions."
However, according to multiple Chinese media, four years ago in September 2019, a Chinese military fighter plane shot down a foreign reconnaissance balloon that had invaded the sky with a missile.
Reports at the time said that the wreckage that fell to the ground revealed that it was a reconnaissance balloon of a foreign country, but it did not report on the specific location of the foreign country.
Reconnaissance balloons are "used by military powers to scout weather and ground targets, and some large airships are also used as 'early warning and control aircraft' to monitor low-flying cruise missiles. It will be done," he said, showing a strong sense of caution.
China, which was opposed to the US response this time, was also wary of foreign reconnaissance balloons and took the same action as the US, shooting them down.