MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Fri, 21 Jun 2024 10:55:32 +0000 AP Explains: Blinken postpones China visit over mystery balloon http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/fb13aaea25a84ad481f193779e773cfc fb13aaea25a84ad481f193779e773cfc Fri, 03 Feb 2023 20:33:03 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT CHASE DOAKUS EMBASSY HANDOUTJerusalem - 31 January 20231. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken walking to podiumASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 3 February 20232. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Lee, Associated Press:"My name is Matthew Lee, and I am the diplomatic writer for The Associated Press. I cover the State Department and U.S. foreign policy."ASSOCIATED PRESSTel Aviv, Israel – 30 January 20233. STILL of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken disembarks from his planeASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 16 November 20224. STILL of President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken meeting virtually with Chinese President Xi JinpingASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 3 February 2023++PARTIALLY COVERED++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Lee, Associated Press:"This trip that Secretary Blinken had planned to take beginning this weekend had been long anticipated. It was first announced by President Biden and President Xi of China back in November when they met in Bali, Indonesia. It was intended to be an important series of meetings in which the U.S. and the Chinese could attempt to bridge some of the very many differences that the two sides have."VALIDATED UGC - MUST CREDIT CHASE DOAK++USER GENERATED CONTENT: This video has been authenticated by AP based on the following validation checks:++Video and audio content checked by regional experts against known locations and events++Video is consistent with independent AP reporting++Video cleared for use by all AP clients by content creator Chase Doak++Mandatory on-screen credit Chase DoakBillings, Montana - 1 February 20236. Large white balloon over the Billings areaASSOCIATED PRESSBillings, Montana – 1 February 20237. STILL of a high altitude balloon floating over BillingsASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 3 February 2023++FULLY COVERED++8. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Lee, Associated Press:"The discovery or the detection of this Chinese balloon, whether it was a spy balloon or a weather balloon or whatever, we're not quite sure yet, but the discovery of this balloon over U.S. territory really just kind of destroyed the entire thing."AGENCY POOLARCHIVE: Kuta, Bali - 14 November 20228. Wide, push in on Chinese President Xi Jinping and his partner exiting planeASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 3 February 2023++FULLY COVERED++9. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Lee, Associated Press:"A bit of context here. The Chinese get very angry any time there is anything close to the U.S. or other surveillance over territory that they claim to be their own."US NETWORK POOLWashington – 3 February 202310. President Joe Biden speaks about the state of the U.S. economyASSOCIATED PRESSWashington – 3 February 2023++PARTIALLY COVERED++11. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Lee, Associated Press:"They reacted to this with a statement of contrition. They acknowledge that this balloon is theirs. They said that it had strayed off course. It had limited ability to guide itself and that the that westerly winds blew it into, or over, U.S. airspace. And they essentially apologized. That, however, was not enough to change the administration's mind that this is still a blatant violation of U.S. airspace, of U.S. sovereignty, and of international law, and that it had to be met with some kind of a response. And so, the postponement of this trip is the response that we're seeing, and it's not clear at all when it might be rescheduled."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:A huge, high-altitude Chinese balloon is sailing across the U.S. The spectacle is drawing severe Pentagon accusations of spying on Friday — while sending excited or alarmed Americans outside with binoculars. Secretary of State Antony Blinken abruptly canceled a high-stakes Beijing trip aimed at easing U.S.-China tensions, and the Biden administration weighed a broader response to the discovery of the Chinese balloon over sensitive sites in the western United States.Associated Press reporter Matthew Lee says China has apologized for the balloon making its way into U.S. territory, but despite that, the Biden administration responded by postponing Secretary Blinken's visit."That, however, was not enough to change the administration's mind that this is still a blatant violation of U.S. airspace, of U.S. sovereignty, and of international law, and that it had to be met with some kind of a response. And so, the postponement of this trip is the response that we're seeing, and it's not clear at all when it might be rescheduled," Lee said. The development marked a new blow to already strained U.S.-Chinese relations that have been in a downward spiral for years over numerous issues. Still, U.S. officials maintained that diplomatic channels remain open and that Blinken was willing to travel to China at "an appropriate time."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. AP Explains: Blinken postpones China visit over mystery balloon