Zoomed in photo of Chinese spy balloon.
Zoomed in photo of Chinese spy balloon.

A Communist Chinese spy balloon that traveled completely across the United States in February, appearing to collect information on U.S. military facilities before it was shot down over the Atlantic Ocean, was made from publicly available American technology, the Wall Street Journal revealed.

“The debris collected include scraps from a satellite-like object with sensors, solar panels that powered the craft, a propeller that allowed it to maneuver and loiter over sensitive sites for long periods, as well as a mix of other off-the-shelf and specially designed devices to capture imagery and radar data. It was unclear as of Thursday afternoon which specific items were American-made,” the New York Post reported.

The revelation is prompting some in Congress calling on tighter export controls over goods sold to Communist China.

“This news heightens our concerns from the start that the CCP uses U.S. technology in its intelligence and military activities, including in the surveillance balloon. This incident has not been closed, and we look forward to viewing the full technology analysis of the surveillance balloon,” said U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty, Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance, and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) in a joint statement.

“Competitive actions, like export controls, must move forward to stand up to Communist China,” the statement adds.

“Hagerty and his colleagues previously criticized President Biden for his stonewalling transparency after Communist China reportedly threatened to block Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Beijing if the Administration released the FBI’s investigation of the February 2023 Chinese military spy balloon incident,” a statement from Hagerty’s office reads.

“During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in May, Senator Hagerty urged Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink to support the immediate public release of the FBI’s report on the China spy balloon incident,” the statement continues.


  1. The question should be whether my country can survive from these lunatic republican lawmakers who don’t give a damn about the country, the people only their own greed and power. Many of them should be ashamed of themselves in what they are doing to my country.

  2. It’s amazing how much information our lying Government Officals can collect from scraps of a ballon. However, they can’t figure out who left cocaine in the White House. If anyone believes our Government Officals well shame on you.

  3. Hey Joe Biden did you get your big fat check from the CCP yet for letting this balloon fly over our country gathering all kinds of information that will benefit China yet?

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