Canada says it has summoned the Chinese ambassador to explain why a surveillance device entered Canadian airspace. A spokesperson for Global Affairs says Canada would like China to explain why and how its high-altitude surveillance device entered its airspace.
“Yesterday, the Chinese Ambassador to Canada was summoned by officials from Global Affairs Canada regarding the situation described in the Canadian Department of National Defense statement. We will continue to vigorously communicate our position to Chinese officials through multiple channels,” Jason Kung, spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada, said in a statement to DailyExpertNews.
In a statement Thursday, Canada’s Department of National Defense confirmed it had detected the surveillance device and said it continues to monitor the surveillance balloon, along with NORAD and its U.S. counterparts.
“Canadians are safe and Canada is taking steps to ensure the safety of its airspace, including monitoring a possible second incident. NORAD, the Canadian Forces, Department of National Defense and other partners have assessed the situation and are working closely together,” the statement read in part.
DailyExpertNews has asked for clarification regarding the “second incident” mentioned in the statement, but the Canadian government says it has no more information at this time.