Charge d'affaires of Chinese Embassy in U.S. launches stern representations with senior U.S. officials

(Xinhua) 16:56, February 08, 2023

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Charge d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in the United States Xu Xueyuan on Tuesday lodged, upon instruction, stern representations with senior officials of the U.S. Department of State and White House National Security Council on the U.S. attack on a Chinese unmanned civilian airship by force, the embassy said in a statement.

According to the statement, Xu said that the unintended entry of the airship is an entirely unexpected and isolated incident caused by force majeure. The Chinese side has, after verification, informed the U.S. side of this multiple times and clearly requested that the U.S. side handle it in a calm, professional and restrained manner.

The Chinese side expresses firm opposition to and strong protest against the U.S. side using force to attack it, and urges the U.S. side not to take any actions that may escalate and complicate the situation. The Chinese side reserves the right to make further responses if necessary, Xu said.

(Web editor: Zhang Kaiwei, Liang Jun)


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