China urges US to abandon Cold War mentality

TOKYO– China on Tuesday urged the US to stop deliberately distorting its strategic intentions and to abandon the Cold War mentality and the outdated concept of zero-sum game, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the remarks in Beijing at a press briefing in response to the newly released US national security strategy report.

“China remains committed to the path of peaceful development and will firmly adhere to the opening-up strategy of mutual benefit and win-win results,” said Hua, stressing that China has always been a builder of world peace, contributor to global development, and maintainer of international order.

The report, released by US President Donald Trump on Monday, referred to China and Russia as “revisionist powers,” and listed them as “competitors” seeking to alter the status quo that favors the US.

According to the report, both China and Russia are regarded as rival powers that are eroding US security and prosperity, and will eventually overthrow the Washington-defined global order.

Hua said China is confident in its development path, and China’s achievements have been acknowledged by the international community.

She emphasized that attempts by anyone or any country to twist the truth will be in vain.

“China will never seek development at the expense of other countries’ interests, nor will it ever give up its own legitimate rights and interests,” Hua said.

“We hope the US side will take China-US relations objectively and rationally, and abide by its commitments,” she said, emphasizing that maintaining a healthy and stable bilateral ties is the correct choice for the welfare of the two peoples and the international community.

Source: Kuwait News Agency