China re­futes US al­le­ga­tion, on mil­i­tary is­sues

Fiji Sun - - China News - Xin­hua

China here on Monday re­futes US de­fence sec­re­tary’s re­cent claim that China is desta­bi­liz­ing the Indo-Pa­cific, say­ing the rel­e­vant re­marks were just shift­ing blames in an ir­re­spon­si­ble man­ner, and China’s mil­i­tary devel­op­ment is purely de­fen­sive in na­ture. Chi­nese For­eign Min­istry spokesper­son Hua Chun­y­ing made the re­marks when an­swer­ing re­porters’ ques­tions.

She said that for a long time, the United States has been grossly in­ter­fer­ing in the af­fairs of re­gional coun­tries in the Asia Pa­cific. Po­lit­i­cally, it has tried to drive a wedge be­tween them by pro­mot­ing so­called “Indo-Pa­cific strat­egy”.

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