China voices strong dissatisfaction over U.S. military report
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China voiced strong dissatisfaction over new U.S. report on China's military strength.
China is not in an arms race of any form and constitutes no threat to other countries.
The report which severely distorted facts was absolutely groundless.

    BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday voiced its strong dissatisfaction over the new report by the U.S. Defense Department on China's military strength.

    Hu Changming, spokesman of China's Defense Ministry, said the report severely distorted facts, censured China's legitimate and normal national defence development, and disseminated the mainland's "so-called military threat" to Taiwan.

    "China is strongly dissatisfied with it and resolutely opposes it," said Hu. "China unswervingly sticks to a path of peaceful development and pursues a national defense policy which is purely defensive in nature."

    Hu noted that China is not in an arms race of any form and constitutes no threat to other countries.

    Hu said the report, which continued the dissemination of the "Chinese military threat" theory and severely distorted facts, was absolutely groundless.

    Hu said Sino-U.S. military ties have not yet completely moved out the difficult period as many obstructions still await to be got over.

    "The report, issued under such circumstance, could only bring negative influence to the resumption and development of bilateral military ties."

    "We urge the United States to stop issuing such a report on China's military strength and immediately take effective measures to dispel the baneful influence caused by the report so that bilateral military ties will incur no further damages," Hu added.

    The Pentagon on Wednesday released its annual report about the Chinese military repeating its complaint about "limited transparency." It questioned the "purposes and objectives" of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

China expresses "resolute opposition" to U.S. military report

    BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday expressed its opposition to a new report by the U.S. Defense Department on China's military strength.

    "We have lodged solemn representations to the U.S. side," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a regular press conference when asked to comment on this annual report.

    The report continued disseminating the "Chinese military threat" theory, severely distorted the facts and interfered in China's internal affairs, Qin said.  Full story

Pentagon issues annual report on China's military power

    WASHINGTON, March 26 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Pentagon released its annual report on the Chinese military power on Wednesday, turning a blind eye to China's long-held peaceful defense policy and ever increasing military openness.

    In the largely subjective report with distorted facts and groundless speculations, the Pentagon alleged that "China continues to promulgate incomplete defense expenditure figures and engage in actions that appear inconsistent with its declaratory policies."   Full story

Editor: Yan
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