Situation with China tense, U.S. looking at other actions after balloon shootdown -Schumer

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said relations with China were strained and the Biden administration is looking at other actions it can take after shooting down what it called a Chinese surveillance balloon over the weekend. “Tense,” Schumer said when asked to describe the state of bilateral relations. The appearance of the Chinese balloon over the United States last week caused a political uproar in Washington and prompted the top U.S. diplomat, Antony Blinken, to cancel a Sunday-Monday tip to Beijing that both countries had hoped would steady their rocky re…

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