Good Morning. Welcome to The Wire’s daily news roundup. Each day, our staff gathers the top China business, finance, and economics headlines from a selection of the world’s leading news organizations. Paid subscribers automatically have this list emailed directly to their inboxes every day by 10 a.m. EST. Subscribe here. The Wall Street Journal China Refused U.S. Call After Downing of Suspected Spy Balloon, Pentagon Says — Washington and Beijing already face a relationship strained by trade and Taiwan tensions. Republicans Home In on China Policy Following Balloon Shootdown — Lawmakers look to counter economic, military challenges from Beijing. China Has More ICBM Launchers Than U.S., American Military Reports — While the U.S. leads in intercontinental missiles and warheads, China’s gains are fueling debate in Congress. Chinese Consumers Hoard Cash After Confidence Takes a Hit — Economists believe spending will be slow to bounce Subscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.