BEIJING, June 11 (Xinhua) -- China's military on Wednesday expressed strong discontent and firm opposition to U.S. accusations about its growing military clout and transparency.
Geng Yansheng, Ministry of National Defense spokesman, said U.S. accusations of China's military threat and lack of transparency were "cliches". He also blamed the United States for "sending wrong signals in territorial disputes" in the Asia-Pacific region, hence stirring up trouble.
Geng was commenting on a U.S. annual report on China's military development and security, which was released last week.
He said the U.S. was using double standards.
The U.S. has spent several times more on its military than China has on its armed forces in recent years, strived to develop state-of-the-art weaponry, organized aggressive forces to engage in cyber attacks and sought to deploy a global network of its anti-missile system, Geng said.
Americans, who still cling to the cold war mentality, pursue unilateral security and have a zero-sum mentality in their view of China's national defense and military modernization, which is a bullying act, he said.
Geng also questioned U.S. sincerity to build a new type of major-country relationship and new model of military-to-military relations. The U.S. has previously pledged to increase dialogue and cooperation with the Chinese military.
U.S. government and military officers have publicly launched accusations against China, and the U.S. Justice Department fabricated information and indicted Chinese military officers, and the U.S. military has spied on China, which has severely undermined mutual trust, the spokesman said.
Geng urged the U.S to show more sincerity and take practical actions to boost the healthy and steady development of military relations between the two countries.