Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 recover a high-altitude surveillance balloon off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Feb. 5, 2023. Petty Officer 1st Class Tyler Thompson  

Business Insider: China wants spy balloon back: ‘It belongs to China’ 

* China now wants its busted balloon returned to it after the US shot it down. 

* US Navy divers fished pieces of the massive balloon out of the Atlantic Ocean this weekend. 

* “The airship does not belong to the US,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said. 

China now wants its busted suspected spy balloon returned after the United States military shot down the device over the coast of South Carolina and fished pieces of it out of the Atlantic Ocean. 

When a reporter asked on Tuesday whether China has called on the US to give back the debris of the downed balloon, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said, “The airship does not belong to the US. It belongs to China.” 

Additionally, a top Chinese diplomat also said that the US should give back the remnants of the balloon because it’s not US property.  

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Update #1: China wants its downed spy aircraft back, saying it ‘does not belong to the US’ (FOX News)

Update #2: China wants spy balloon back: ‘It belongs to China’ (American Military News) 

WNU Editor: Not going to happen. But China is still trolling the US, saying that they want it back.