China blames NATO for ‘creating conflicts and waging wars’

Beijing’s International Ministry has accused the US-led Western army bloc of undermining world peace

The US and its NATO allies have undermined world peace by triggering conflicts and beginning wars, serving Washington’s egocentric pursuits on the expense of harmless civilians across the globe, China’s International Ministry has claimed.

“The historical past of NATO is one about creating conflicts and waging wars . . . , arbitrarily launching wars and killing harmless civilians, even to this present day,” Chinese language International Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian informed reporters on Wednesday. “Information have confirmed that it isn’t China that poses a systemic problem to NATO, and as a substitute it’s NATO that brings a looming systemic problem to world peace and safety.”

Zhao made his feedback one week after NATO, for the primary time, singled China out as a strategic precedence and a “problem” to Western pursuits. 

“China is considerably build up its army forces, together with nuclear weapons, bullying its neighbors, threatening Taiwan … monitoring and controlling its personal residents by superior know-how, and spreading Russian lies and disinformation,” NATO Secretary Normal Jens Stoltenberg stated final Wednesday.

Tensions between NATO and China have escalated since Russia launched its army offensive in opposition to Ukraine in February. Beijing, which has declined to hitch within the US-led marketing campaign to punish and isolate Russia over the battle, has advised that NATO provoked the disaster.

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Ultimately week’s NATO summit in Spain, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused China of “in search of to undermine the rules-based worldwide order.” Zhao responded on Wednesday by saying the “so-called rules-based worldwide order is definitely a household rule made by a handful of nations to serve the US self-interest.” 

The US “observes worldwide guidelines solely because it sees match,” he added, and it has sought by NATO to “hype up competitors with China and stoke group confrontation.”

The newest back-and-forth between Washington and Beijing comes simply days earlier than Blinken is scheduled to satisfy with Chinese language International Minister Wang Yi. The 2 chief envoys are slated to speak on Saturday when international ministers collect on the G20 summit in Indonesia.