Chinese state media this morning criticized the NATO after the body considers China for the first time as a “challenge” and warned that a shift to the Asia-Pacific region “will only exacerbate the confrontation.”
“It is the first time that the leaders of Japan and of South Korea join a summit NATO to shore up its security alliance with the United States and its allies. NATO is reoriented towards Asia-Pacific at the expense of the diplomatic autonomy of these countrieswhich goes against their economic and long-term security interests”, indicates the official newspaper Global Times After the first day of the Alliance summit, held on Wednesday in Madrid.
“Your presence will undoubtedly exacerbate the regional confrontation and divisions”add the diary.
In the ‘Madrid Strategic Concept’, a document that will guide NATO’s policies over the next decade, assures that Beijing has positioned itself, aligning itself with Moscowcontrary to the Alliance’s “open door” policy, one more element that motivated the debate among the allies on whether they should consider China a threat or simply a “challenge”in addition to the fact that it has skyrocketed its investment in defense.
The new Strategic Concept has opted for the latter and warns that China “defies our interests, security and values”in addition to establishing a joint position of the allies against terrorism and cyber and hybrid threats.
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