Beijing believes that the main threat to the international order comes from Washington, said Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian. This is how he commented on the Pentagon’s report to the US Congress on China’s military developments and goals. Xinhua reports this.
“Many years of experience show that the US is the instigator of regional unrest, the violator of international order and the destroyer of world peace,” Qian said.
He recalled that over the past 20 years, the United States has illegally launched wars in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Washington’s aggressive actions caused the death of more than 800,000 people, and tens of millions were forced to become refugees, Qian said.
A spokesman for the Chinese defense Ministry called the Pentagon report another proof that Washington wants to denigrate Beijing and the country’s armed forces. He called on the US to be objective and rational about China’s national defense and stop making false statements. Qian also advocated the healthy development of bilateral military relations.