SAN FRANCICO (Diya TV) – Officials say China’s spy balloons targeted several countries beyond the U.S. including India and Japan, focusing primarily on collecting information on military assets. This latest development comes days after the U.S. military shot down a Chinese surveillance craft floating over sensitive installations in the country. China claims it was a weather balloon that went off course.

A group of Asian Americans Democrats and Pacific Islanders got a special White House briefing after President Biden’s State of the Union address. The speakers highlighted key accomplishments by the Biden administration in the areas of mental health, job creation, and creating the COVID-19 Hate Crimes act.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.