Spokesman of the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. Wang Baodong Comments on the U.S. Defense Department's Report on Military and Security Developments involving China

Some U.S. media asked the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. to make comments on the Report on Military and Security Developments involving China released by the U.S. Defense Department on August 16, 2010.

Chinese Embassy spokesman Wang Baodong's response is as follows:

China resolutely opposes the Pentagon report as it ignores objective facts, unwarrantedly criticizes China's normal national defense and military build-up, exaggerats China's military strength, spreads "Chinese military threats" scare, and unfairly blames China for problems that exist in the bilateral military relationship.

China unswervingly sticks to a path of peaceful development, pursues a defensive national defense policy, and is devoted to safeguarding peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and the world at large. China's military development is reasonable and appropriate, and is aimed to protect its national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, posing no threat to any other country. We ask the U.S. side to respect the basic facts, discard Cold War mentality, look at China and its development in a rational way, stop issuing such reports, do more to help increase mutural trust between China and the U.S. and facilitate the overall development between the two countries including their mil-to-mil ties, and not the contrary.

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