China opposes United States’ new Military Strategy

The government of China expresses dissatisfaction and opposition to some contents of new United States Military Strategy. “We are dissatisfied with and opposed to some contents of the US report which groundlessly exaggerates the China threat,” Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said today.

The Chinese spokesperson added that “the US side should throw away the Cold War mentality.”

New National Military Strategy of US says “China’s actions are adding tension to the Asia-Pacific region” and “its claims to nearly the entire South China Sea are inconsistent with international law.”

“The international community continues to call on China to settle such issues cooperatively and without coercion,” says in 2015 NMS. “China has responded with aggressive land reclamation efforts that will allow it to position military forces astride vital international sea lanes.”

It added that none from Russia, Iran, North Korea and China are believed to be seeking direct military conflict with the United States or its allies. Nonetheless, they each pose serious security concerns which the international community is working to collectively address by way of common policies, shared messages, and coordinated action.

The strategy adds that “the probability of U.S. involvement in interstate war with a major power is assessed to be low but growing.”

“In the event of an attack, the U.S. military will respond by inflicting damage of such magnitude as to compel the adversary to cease hostilities or render it incapable of further aggression,” the strategy says. “War against a major adversary would require the full mobilization of all instruments of national power.”