Chinese spy balloon flying over US airspace, says Pentagon

The US military is tracking a suspected Chinese spy balloon that has been flying over northwestern America in recent days.

A senior defence official said the US has "very high confidence" it is a Chinese high-altitude balloon and was flying over sensitive sites to collect information.

Beijing did not immediately deny it belonged to them.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said: "We are learning about the verification of this matter. We hope both sides can handle the matter calmly and prudently.

"Until the facts are clarified, speculation will not be helpful."

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