Chinese military calls America the biggest threat to world peace


China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday destroyed an important US report on the country’s military ambitions, saying it is the US that poses the greatest threat to international order and world peace.

The statement said after the Sept 2 release of the annual Defense Department report to Congress on Chinese military developments and targets that it would have “serious implications for American national interests and protection of international rule-based order.”

Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Wu Qian told the report about China’s objectives and the relationship between the People’s Liberation Army and the people of China.

“Many years of evidence suggest that it is the United States that is the source of regional unrest, a violation of the international system and a destroyer of world peace.”

American actions in Iraq, Syria, Libya and other countries over the past two decades have resulted in the deaths of more than 800,000 people and the displacement of millions, Qian said.

He said in the statement, “Instead of reflecting on itself, the US issued a so-called report making erroneous comments about China’s general defense and military construction.” “We ask the US to take a fair and rational view of China’s national defense and military construction, to stop making false statements and related reports, and to take concrete action to safeguard the healthy development of bilateral military relations.”

Running over 150 pages, the Defense Department report examined the PLA’s technical capabilities, principles, and the ultimate purpose of China’s military operations. It states that it has to become the “practical instrument” of China’s state with an active role in advancing Beijing’s foreign policy and “to revise aspects of the international order.”

“Certainly, many factors will determine how this course unfolds,” the report states. “What is certain is [the ruling Communist Party] A strategic end states that it is working, which, if achieved and not accompanied by military modernization, would have serious implications for protecting the order based on US national interests and international regulations. ”

Most of the report was devoted to analyzing China’s strategy towards Taiwan, an American ally that China considers a portion of its territory to be annexed by force if necessary. The report noted that China’s military capabilities numerically dwarfed 23 million islands, although any invasion of Taiwan would be complex and would pose major political risks.

It also focused on areas where the 2 million-member PLA, the world’s largest standing army, has outpaced the US, including the size of its navy, now the world’s largest with nearly 350 ships and submarines , Compared to about 293 for the US

The report states that China has also built a considerable arsenal of land-based ballistic and cruise missiles and is the world’s largest military.

According to this year’s report, relations between Beijing and Washington have been among the lowest in decades between trade and technology, Taiwan, human rights and South China Sea disputes.