1. U.S. fighter jets shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday, ending a tense public standoff with Beijing over the intrusion into U.S. airspace.
2. The Chinese foreign ministry called the decision to shoot down the balloon "a clear overreaction and a serious violation of international practice."
3. President Biden authorized the mission to take down the balloon and multiple Navy and Coast Guard vessels were in vicinity of where it fell for debris collection.
The article is generally reliable and trustworthy, as it provides accurate information about the incident and cites sources from both sides of the dispute (U.S., China). It also provides detailed information about how the mission was conducted, who authorized it, and what happened afterwards. However, there are some potential biases that should be noted. For example, while the article does provide some context about why China may have sent up this balloon (weather observation), it does not explore any other possible motivations or reasons for its presence in U.S. airspace, which could lead readers to draw conclusions based on incomplete information or speculation rather than facts. Additionally, while the article does mention that there were no indications that any military personnel, civilian aircraft or maritime vessels were harmed during the mission, it does not provide any further details about potential risks associated with shooting down a large surveillance balloon in such close proximity to populated areas or other vessels in the area at that time. Finally, while it is mentioned that multiple Navy and Coast Guard vessels were present for debris collection after the mission was completed, there is no mention of whether these vessels were present before or during the mission itself as a precautionary measure against potential harm to people or property in case something went wrong during its execution.