China blames NATO for ‘creating conflicts and waging wars’ — Analysis
Beijing’s Foreign Ministry has accused the US-led Western military bloc of undermining world peace
The US and its NATO allies have undermined world peace by triggering conflicts and starting wars, serving Washington’s selfish interests at the expense of innocent civilians around the globe, China’s Foreign Ministry has claimed.
“The history of NATO is one about creating conflicts and waging wars . . . , arbitrarily launching wars and killing innocent civilians, even to this day,”On Wednesday, Zhao Lijian, spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry told reporters. “Facts have proven that it isn’t China that poses a systemic challenge to NATO, and instead it is NATO that brings a looming systemic challenge to world peace and security.”
Zhao’s comments were made one week after NATO had, for the first-time, identified China as a strategic priority. “challenge”To Western interests
“China is substantially building up its military forces, including nuclear weapons, bullying its neighbors, threatening Taiwan … monitoring and controlling its own citizens through advanced technology, and spreading Russian lies and disinformation,”Last Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated.
Since Russia’s military attack on Ukraine in February, tensions have grown between China and NATO. Beijing has refused to be part of the US-led campaign against Russia to isolate and punish it for inciting the crisis.
NATO should have been dissolved in 1991 – China
At last week’s NATO summit in Spain, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused China of “seeking to undermine the rules-based international order.”Zhao replied on Wednesday, saying “The…” “so-called rules-based international order is actually a family rule made by a handful of countries to serve the US self-interest.”
The USA “observes international rules only as it sees fit,”He added that NATO has been sought by the country to this end. “hype up competition with China and stoke group confrontation.”
Just days ahead of Blinken’s meeting with Wang Yi (Chinese Foreign Minister), the latest infighting between Washington’s and Beijing is taking place. They are scheduled to meet Saturday, when Indonesian foreign ministers gather for the G20 Summit in Indonesia.