China refuses articles of US National Defense Authorization Act

BEIJING, China strongly refused the articles of the US 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, noting it interferes with Beijing’s interior affairs.

The remarks were made by spokesman of the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China Wu Qian on Thursday, during a press conference on the new law for the fiscal year 2020, recently signed by US President Donald Trump.

The act has negative articles regarding China’s relations and interests in Taiwan, Hong Kong and others, he noted.

He added that the law will damage the Chinese-US relations and the Three Joint Communiques between the two sides. Qian also affirmed that Beijing will not accept any interference with the Taiwan issues.

He called on the US to let go of the “cold war mentality”, adding that “any American attempt to damage development in China will never succeed”.

Source: Kuwait News Agency