Yulin Naval Base on Hainan Island, where the country’s balloon program is based out of  

Daily Mail: REVEALED: China’s secret spy balloon base is located on remote and heavily militarized island – as Beijing officials ‘refuse to speak to US defense secretary after balloon was downed’ 

 * The Chinese spy balloon shot down over US airspace was one of ‘dozens’ 

 * The balloons are a ‘massive part’ of China’s elaborate espionage programs 

 * Chinese officials have not spoken to US counterparts since the destruction 

The Chinese spy balloon that was shot down by a US fighter jet off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday was the product of a factory based out of a naval base on a remote island in the Communist nation, it has been revealed. 

A new report from the Washington Post details that the airship, which triggered a dramatic, and public, spying saga that worsened Chinese-U.S. relations, has been a key part of Beijing’s intelligence operations for years. 

The report says that the Chinese military has previously sent balloons into the airspace of geopolitical rivals such as Japan, India and the Philippines.  

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WNU Editor: A lot of details have become public on China’s “balloon program”. See below for some of them.

 More News On China’s Spy Balloon Program  

Chinese balloon part of worldwide fleet, US officials say — BBC

China Sends Spy Balloons Over Military Sites Worldwide, U.S. Officials Say — New York Times

Beijing BUSTED! US intelligence confirms Chinese spy balloon WAS part of global surveillance operation to collect information on military sites across the world — Daily Mail

Spy balloon part of a broader Chinese military surveillance operation, US intel sources say — CNN

Chinese balloons have been spotted over 5 continents as part of wider surveillance program — CBS

U.S. briefed 40 nations on China spy balloon incident, diplomats and official say — Reuters

See image of a Chinese balloon hovering over Taiwan — CNN 

Japan says it is exchanging information on China spy balloon with US — Hindustan Times

 Chinese spy balloon over the US: An aerospace expert explains how the balloons work and what they can see — The Conversation