U.S. military searches for balloon remnants as China urges restraint

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BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Sunday it is searching for remnants of the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon it shot down a day earlier, while Beijing on Monday urged Washington not to escalate or take further action to harm its interests. The drama over the balloon, which Beijing again reiterated is a civilian airship that accidentally strayed into U.S. airspace, has further strained already-tense relations and led Washington to cancel a planned visit to Beijing by Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The U.S. Navy is working to recover the balloon and its payload …

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