China rejects 'irresponsible' Pentagon report it is training for strikes against US

There will be consequences for Chinese militarisation in South China Sea United States

The Thursday report said China was leveraging its growing military, economic and diplomatic clout to rapidly establish regional dominance, while its bombers were developing capabilities to hit targets as far from the Chinese mainland as possible.

The document ignores facts and inappropriately judges China's efforts to safeguard its territorial sovereignty and its security interests, Lu said.

The Chinese military is "likely training" for strikes against the United States and its allies, according to a new "special topic" section in the Pentagon's annual report on China's military capabilities.

Key to this expanding footprint is China's "belt and road" initiative that seeks to bolster ties with other nations through lending and infrastructure deals.

According to the spokesman, Beijing is a facilitator of world peace, a contributor to global development and the worldwide order that always adheres to a path of peaceful development and a defensive military strategy.

"China's military expresses resolute opposition to this and has lodged stern representations with the US side", it said.

The report also added that "Armed forces under the ruling Chinese Communist Party "continued to develop and deploy increasingly advanced military capabilities meant to coerce Taiwan, signal Chinese resolve, and gradually improve capabilities for an invasion". China is also committed to resolving disputes peacefully through negotiations with related parties.


"The deployment and integration of nuclear-capable bombers would, for the first time, provide China with a nuclear "triad" of delivery systems dispersed across land, sea, and air" says the report.

A Foreign Ministry spokesperson also said in a statement that the United States should stop issuing what it calls irresponsible reports and take actual steps to develop relations between the 2 countries' militaries. China dismissed the report as a "pure guesswork".

The report was made with reference to China's airforce landing bombers on the islands and reefs in the South China Sea, which is a disputed area.

"To operationalize that strategy means they should be doing exactly what they are doing", he said.

The annual report generally looks at countries the USA thinks could challenge its military dominance, said Li Haidong, a USA studies researcher at China Foreign Affairs University. "And the main reason is that US China policy has undergone some major changes and adjustments", he said.

"China still stresses equality, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation, but the report defames China in an exaggerated way", Li said.

Related News:



Most liked

Official Trailer for David Mackenzie's 'Outlaw King' Starring Chris Pine
Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie reunited with Pine for this film, and it looks like a tale worthy of the big screen. The Outlaw King also stars Lady Macbeth breakout Florence Pugh , as well as Tony Curran , Stephen Dillane , and Billy Howle .

Pete Davidson Pulled Over and Passenger Busted for Drugs
In an arrest report obtained by TMZ , authorities didn't disclose what "controlled substance" was found. She pays tribute to her fiancée on the album with the song called " Pete Davidson ".

Peter Dutton launches challenge against Malcolm Turnbull for the prime ministership
Mr Abbott said: 'It's no way to run a government, making absolute commitments on Tuesday and breaking them on Friday'. Abbott led the Liberal-National coalition to a storming victory over Rudd's Labor in 2013.

Celtic sign Daniel Arzani on loan
Daniel Arzani revealed a telephone call with Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers sealed his two-year loan deal with the Parkhead club.

Apple removes gambling apps from China store Subscriber content
Trade experts say China could hurt US companies either through tariffs or other measures, including media-led campaigns against USA goods.

South, North Korea families reunite decades after war
The ministry estimates there are now about 600,000 to 700,000 South Koreans with immediate or extended relatives in North Korea. On seeing him however, there was no hesitation, and the two elderly Koreans embraced each other tightly, both in tears.

How accurate is the preseason AP Top 25?
This also represents the 60th time that Oklahoma has appeared in the preseason AP poll, second most behind Ohio State (65 times). The AP Top 25 is determined by a simple points system based on how each voter ranks college football's best teams .

David Haye Exclusive: Fury to set up cracking clash with Wilder
Hopefully he won't be successful and we'll put on a show. "I want to win a world title again so I'll have to raise my game". Let's face it, he's not really fought anybody and he's had 40 fights'.

Don't throw those contact lenses down the drain
Well, now contact lens manufacturers don't include any information on the packaging about how to dispose of the used product. They found 15-20% of US users simply flick these fiddly lenses down the drain via the bathroom sink or toilet.

First human case of West Nile Virus reported in Wisconsin this year
Apply an insect repellant with DEET, IR3535, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus to exposed skin and clothing. Of the 62 patients in North Dakota past year , the health department reported two deaths.

Netflix making a big change that'll interrupt binge watching marathons
Netflix didn't confirm how long this testing period would last, or the likelihood of these ads becoming a permanent thing. It's also unclear whether or not the adverts play in between episodes of non-Netflix original content.

Bertens Tops Kvitova, Advances To Finals In Cincinnati
I also want to say that the tournament wasn't in my favor also putting me on three matches on Stadium 3 . Djokovic would go on to win the next two games and take the first set 7-5.

Gatwick Airport CHAOS: Flight information boards go down creating nightmare for passengers
An IT problem is causing London's Gatwick Airport to adopt an old school approach to relaying information to passengers. Photos posted on social media showed people crowding around the boards to find out the latest on their flights.

Swiss Re reveals ties to Genoa bridge collapse tragedy
He said workers were also making the site secure and helping investigations to establish the cause of the disaster. Our work continues in order to have the full certainty that nobody has been left under the rubble", he said.

Shots fired outside US Embassy in Turkey
Turkish officials, who are locked in a trade and diplomatic dispute with the United States, condemned the shooting in Ankara. Ankara accuses Gulen of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.