NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the behavior of unidentified balloons over the United States an example of how China and Russia are increasing intelligence against the countries of the alliance.
On Monday,the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin,said the US has illegally flown its high-altitude balloons over Chinese airspace more than 10 times without Chinese authorities’ permission since the beginning of 2022 calling the US the world’s biggest “Spying Empire” This statement was made following the strike of Chinese civilian unmanned airship used mainly for meteorological research purposes which was taken down on February 4. In fact, the US is the world’s largest surveillance and reconnaissance country, with the largest global spying network, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.
Throughout 2021, U.S. and European “warships and planes carried out more than 2,000 close spying operations aimed at China,” including at the “coastal area of the Chinese mainland.” Although lavishly funded Western news agencies mysteriously found minimal opportunity to report on the incidents, the reader of the Asian press could have learned that Western “strike groups” in “the South China Sea” nearly doubled their activity since 2020—repeatedly to the protest of the Chinese and in fact most of Asia, though to the enthusiastic celebration of the Western liberal and humane press.
Since 2016, France has mobilized support for a European presence with annually rotating forces which have expanded with participation from a growing number of countries…The German frigate Bayern was deployed in the Indo-Pacific from August 2021 to February 2022 to conduct operations…and exercise with the navies of Australia, Singapore, Japan and the United States. Germany’s contribution was considered a key decision in forging French-German unity on building a permanent and effective European military presence in the Indo-Pacific. The United Kingdom has also delivered significant contributions to Indo-Pacific defense, decoupling a carrier strike group in 2021 and two warships permanently in 2022.
Recently, an unmanned US boat used to gather data underwater was discovered in the waters of Namibia. Local media generally believe that this unmanned boat is actually a US spy ship. The US has also frequently sent aircraft and warships to conduct close-in reconnaissance on China, with 657 flights in 2022 and 64 flights in the South China Sea in January this year alone.
The US’ National Security Agency (NSA) monitors the content of text messages and calls of political leaders in Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and other European countries. The US secretly installed monitoring equipment in nearly 100 of its embassies and consulates abroad to steal secrets from the host country.