Monday, May 16, 2022

China Warns NATO Not To Interfere In Asia

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at a press conference, May 16, 2022. (Photo / 

RFE: China Takes Aim At NATO

 China increasingly sees the war in Ukraine -- and the roles of the United States and its NATO allies in backing Kyiv against Moscow -- as a reflection of future tensions to come between the military bloc and Beijing in the Indo-Pacific. 

Ever since Russian tanks first crossed into Ukraine on February 24, Beijing has walked an awkward line between not giving outright support to Moscow's invasion while accusing the United States and other NATO countries of provoking the war by allowing the security alliance to expand eastward despite protests from the Kremlin.  

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Update: China opposes attempts to build an 'Asia-Pacific version of NATO' (CGTN)  

WNU Editor: Beijing's ire is also directed at Washington .... Is the US creating an Indo-Pacific version of NATO to deter China? (CNA).

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