The Associated Press reported that Colonel Wu Qian called the defense report released earlier this month a “blatant distortion” of his nation’s intentions.
“Many years of evidence show that it is the United States that is responsible for regional unrest, violates international order and destroys world peace,” he said, US actions in Iraq, Syria, Libya and other countries According to the news service.
“Instead of reflecting on itself, the US released a so-called report making inaccurate remarks about China’s general defense and military construction,” he said. “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.”
The Pentagon stated in its annual report to Congress that China’s objectives would have “serious implications for American national interests and protection of international rule-based order”, the AP said.
“Certainly, many factors will determine how this course unfolds,” the report states. “What is certain is that (the ruling Communist Party) has a strategic end to what it is working towards, which, if achieved and not accompanied by military modernization, is a measure of American national interests and international rules. Security will have serious implications. -Bed order
The latest comments come amid deteriorating relations between the US and China.
The Trump administration blamed Beijing for the spread of COVID-19, and the two countries have clashed over trade, intellectual property, human rights abuses, Chinese claims in the South China Sea, and the imposition of national security laws on Hong Kong.
Secretary of State Mike pompeoMichael (Mike) Richard Pompey Trump Domestic Rejection Leaps in Foreign Policy Between Afghanistan, Taliban Starts US-Brokered Peace Talks, Good News on Arms Control Last week US announced new restrictions on freedom of movement for Chinese diplomats in China, then announced restrictions on staff at the US embassy and consulates in mainland China and Hong Kong, responding directly to US moves.
In July, the US ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston and expelled its diplomats. Beijing retaliated by closing the US Consulate in Chengdu.