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China's position is, "Peace through everyone accepting our demands and encroachment without response."

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NATO allies joined the United States on Monday in formally scolding Beijing as a “constant security challenge.”

Really strange that someone who we’ve repeatedly been told is in China’s pocket would lead the charge in criticizing China. How will this be spun to fit the that talking point?

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If here is no truth in people's criticism of you, you have no reason to lash out.

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China's position is, "Peace through everyone accepting our demands and encroachment without response."

Yeah, that could easily flipped.

NATO’s position is, "Peace through everyone accepting our demands and encroachment without response."

It’s funny how some international news slides on and off the radar with a President change:

Millions of weapons sales to Ukraine - off the radar

Reports of an incompetent and senile president - off the radar

acceptance of fake news (Belarus) - off the radar

Questioning why is NATO even involved in anything outside of Eastern Europe and West Asia - off the radar.

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"In response, the Chines mission said Beijing’s military was purely for defensive purposes and its military modernization was “reasonable, rational, open and transparent.”

Glad China said that with a straight face.

Then Japan should acquire offensive weapons, including a nuclear arsenal, given it is"purely for defensive purposes and its military modernization is “reasonable, rational, open and transparent.”

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There is nothing peaceful about China's development.

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Reports of an incompetent and senile president - off the radar

Probably because it is so obvious the current US President isn't incompetent and senile.

Questioning why is NATO even involved in anything outside of Eastern Europe and West Asia

Probably because One Belt, One Road ends in Europe. Find out what has been going on with the Greek port of Piraeus Greece and Budapest. Read about the Chinese research station in Kiruna Sweden where the Swedish military argues the station's monitoring capabilities could be used for military purposes. The Chinese have similar stations in Svlabard Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Finland. Ostensibly built for "scientific research" their monitoring capabilities are a significant military capability that has Norway, the US and Sweden worried. Plus China operates two icebreakers in the Arctic, claiming to be a "Artic nation" even as the have no territory north of the Arctic Circle or bordering the Arctic Ocean. So China is already in Europe. Tell us a nice bedtime story why the Chinese presence in NATO nations is ok but NATO cannot have any concerns regarding China?

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Get used to it CCP. The world hates you and with good reason. Wait until February when the real mocking begins! Hope you have your big boy pants ready.

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Denounce all you want to Xi the Pooh, nobody is listening.

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After reading China's defense for the defense, I'm inclinded to think it's an offensive defense. Or is it a defensive offense...?

Or an offensive offense?

Meh. We all can see through China's fence. They can't really hide anything these days.

Correction China: SOME NATO countries have bases all over the world. I'll believe you when we finally see the dangerous country of Latvia or the despotic Montenegro building, say, islands near certain South East Asian countries....

Oh... wait...

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The G7 countries are responsible for enabling the rise of China. Almost a classic application of Schumpeter's take-off theory. By offshoring manufacturing, production and assembly of consumer items, the over 100 major US corporate entities from electronics to artificial plastic flowers to automotive parts to toilet paper - GM, Gerber Baby Foods, Dodge, Nike, Motorola, Levis, Rawlings, Fender guitars, Dell, Ford, Under Armor, Frito Lay, Harley-Davidson, Intel, Kraft, Nabisco, Walgreen, Wal-Mart, and a litany of others have funded and enabled the Chinese Empire. Same for international companies in Europe.

That the long list of top USA companies, many being major corporate entities, would allow hostilities of a military nature to endanger their investment and profiteering is an illusion. Let alone do KFC, McDonalds, Nike, GM and others wish to endanger their profits from peddling their goods in China, the soon to be largest consumer market in the world.

As for NATO, it's an antiquated alliance with longstanding failures, now being re-vamped to 'protect' the world from Russia and China. Strategic competitors who threaten a way of life, whatever that may be. The dim-witted plan for NATO aka defense, is a bombardment of Russia and then a military invasion, as if this would lead to immediate surrender, what it would guarantee is the launching of nuclear devices by Russia aimed at Europe and the USA. Brilliant. The over-reaching strategy is one of disaster. Same witless strategy for attacking China, which would result in the nuking of Japan, Guam and the USA. The use of proxy armies by the USA, is not just a flawed strategy, it is completely mad. No surprise. Only 17% of Europeans want closer ties with the USA and less than 10% want the USA as a military ally or partner. European countries (and one would hope Japan, also) realize the future lies with China and not the USA and are shifting their alliance.

Those who advocate an antagonistic stance by Japan towards China, including the acquisition of nuclear weapons & creating a large military force are complete fools. The future is the New Silk Road and creating economic ties with China. The USA is headed to the rubbish heap of history.

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The USA is headed to the rubbish heap of history.

Not true. Maybe third place depending on India.

China doesn’t have to worry about NATO. It took Russia 6 days to mass 100000 troops on the Ukrainian border. It took NATO three months for 40000 troops.

China is actually not in Europe or the American continent.

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P. SmithToday  07:01 am JST

Really strange that someone who we’ve repeatedly been told is in China’s pocket would lead the charge in criticizing China. How will this be spun to fit the that talking point?

Criticizing China? I agree--he is leading the charge with his words.

Certainly his son is in the background of all this making secret amends with China.

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Isn't it about time to hold the PRC and the Chicoms accountable for unleashing COVID-19 on the world?

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Meanwhile, the peaceful, defensive PLA launches 28 fighters and bombers towards Taiwan.

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Probably because One Belt, One Road ends in Europe. Find out what has been going on with the Greek port of Piraeus Greece and Budapest. Read about the Chinese research station in Kiruna Sweden where the Swedish military argues the station's monitoring capabilities could be used for military purposes. The Chinese have similar stations in Svlabard Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Finland. Ostensibly built for "scientific research" their monitoring capabilities are a significant military capability that has Norway, the US and Sweden worried. Plus China operates two icebreakers in the Arctic, claiming to be a "Artic nation" even as the have no territory north of the Arctic Circle or bordering the Arctic Ocean. So China is already in Europe. Tell us a nice bedtime story why the Chinese presence in NATO nations is ok but NATO cannot have any concerns regarding China?

Ridiculous.

“China is already in Europe”? Why wouldn’t they be?

Wait, I’m not clear about something. Is it safe to say that you support NATO’s new mission?

Section 55 begins as follows: "China's stated ambitions and assertive behavior present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to Alliance security. We are concerned by those coercive policies which stand in contrast to the fundamental values enshrined in the Washington Treaty."

You listed off a bunch of, dare I say it, conspiracy theory stuff. I’m no fan of the Chinese government, but I stop short of warmongering them. I don’t trust NATO and China equally. Again, it’s funny how easily the “other side” loves their war machine when one of their own is wishing for a casus belli.

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China will “never give up the right to maintain peace but unswervingly defend our sovereignty, security and development interests," the mission said.

Lol, they're calling it defense by first claiming unilaterally that something is theirs

Ex: they're claiming most of the South China Sea theirs, then calling it defense - yet nobody except China, no international institution, has ever recognized the baseless Nine-Dash line

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