Chinese media report: China angered by new US military strategy report

Chinese students protesting

Chinese students protesting

The following is based on a translation from Chinese media:

Chinese official media Global Times has expressed anger over the US updated National Military Strategy, which slammed Chinese claims in the South China Sea as aggressive and inconsistent with international law.

The Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that “the US side should keep on its efforts to build a new type of major country relationship between China and the US in accordance with the important consensus reached by the heads of the two countries, refrain from conflict or confrontation, respect each other and pursue win-win cooperation.”

The Chinese report says that the News Affairs Bureau of the Chinese Defence Ministry said: “We have noticed what the US side says in the report on supporting China’s rise and keeping on the efforts to develop pragmatic military relations with China.

“However, the US report groundlessly denounces China’s proper construction on the islands and reefs in the South China Sea and exaggerates the ‘threat from China’.

“We express our opposition to that. The US side should strive to maintain steady development of the relations between Chinese and US militaries, cease expressing irresponsible opinions and do more things favourable to regional peace and stability.”

“We express dissatisfaction and opposition towards the US report’s irrational exaggerations of China’s threat.

“We have already clearly explained our stance on the issue of construction on islands and reefs in the South China Sea several times.”

Contributed by “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” – Author of “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” and “Space Era Strategy” – Also English/Chinese translation service

Source: Global Times “The United States says some countries do not want to fight a war with the US, but they have to be eliminated when necessary” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


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