China has put new focus on airships hovering in a part of the sky just before outer space. Although Beijing says they're scientific, analysts say the data helps the country develop advanced weapons.
The meeting is the highest level of contact between the two nations since the discovery of a Chinese balloon in U.S. airspace at the beginning of this month.
The U.S. government suspects that China's surveillance balloon may have blown off course. It wouldn't be the first time.
The U.S. and China have traded fiery allegations of extensive aerial surveillance programs since the U.S. shot down a Chinese balloon on Feb. 4. Here's a look at what's happened so far.
The accusations made by China on Monday have further ratcheted up tensions between the two countries amid mutual allegations of surveillance.
In a sign of continued tense relations, the U.S. says China declined the request for a phone call between top defense officials
Saturday Night Live kicked off its latest episode with an exclusive interview with the downed balloon, played by cast member Bowen Yang.