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China Firmly Opposes US Report on Chinese Military

teleSUR | September 2, 2020

China’s Defense Ministry Wednesday firmly opposed an “extremely erroneous” report by the U.S. Defense Department on China’s military, saying it is fraught with a zero-sum game mindset and Cold-war mentality.

The Defense Ministry’s Information Office came in response to the U.S. report that hyped up the so-called “Chinese military threat” and misinterpreted China’s national defense policy and military strategies.

The office noted that the U.S. report had slandered China’s military modernization, defense expenditure and nuclear policy, aggravated tensions across the Taiwan Strait and instigated cross-Strait confrontations.

“China has always pursued a defensive national defence policy and everyone knows that China is a builder of world peace,” Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Wednesday, as reported by the Economic Times.

On Tuesday, the Pentagon published its annual study on the evolution of Chinese military power. In this document, the U.S. authorities hold that the Asian country has equaled or exceeded U.S. military capabilities in several areas of defense.

Besides believing that China seeks to double the number of nuclear warheads in its arsenal over the next decade, Washington suggests that Beijing has made significant advances in its technical capabilities to build ships, cruise missiles, and integrated air defense systems.

The Pentagon report was released amid tensions that President Donald Trump has been generating through military exercises in the South Sea and bans to WeChat and TikTok, which the Republican politician considers a threat to his country’s national security.

September 2, 2020 - Posted by | Deception, Militarism | ,

3 Comments »

  1. I didn’t look up this word, but what I read above made me think “sclerotic.” The US leadership (sic) is sclerotic, out of touch, in desperate straits, *un*exceptional, needs a total “regime” change and makeover that rid “We, the people” of Dem and Rep alike. Am I writing of revolution?–I guess so.

    (This good Telesur report smacks to me of Russiagate (if that’s the right term) all over again. Chinagate…demon of the day.)

    “Besides believing that China seeks to double the number of nuclear warheads in its arsenal over the next decade, Washington suggests that Beijing has made significant advances in its technical capabilities to build ships, cruise missiles, and integrated air defense systems.” Sounds a lot like the pot calling the kettle black to me…(in addition, of course, to DoD’s paranoia and the MIC’s need, via demonizing others, scaremongering, etc., to retain/upgrade its (mega)share of a national budget that is effectively bankrupt).

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    Comment by roberthstiver | September 2, 2020 | Reply

    • “On Tuesday, the Pentagon published its annual study on the evolution of Chinese military power. In this document, the U.S. authorities hold that the Asian country has equaled or exceeded U.S. military capabilities in several areas of defense”.

      Given that the Pentagon is unable to account for “Trillions of Dollars” of it’s expenditure, how can anyone trust anything that the US Military says about anything?…….CREDIBILITY ZERO…..

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 2, 2020 | Reply

      • Is there ANY investigation of the missing funds being undertaken by the USA Government???……It’s probably very important, don’t you think?

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 2, 2020 | Reply


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