China on Thursday criticized the US for its newly released “Indo-Pacific Strategy” claiming it violated the “One-China Policy” and meddled into the Chinese internal domestic matters.
“What the US report says about China's Taiwan region is a gross interference in China's internal affairs and violation of the one-China principle and the basic norms governing international relations. We are firmly opposed to that," said a Chinese defense spokesperson on Thursday,” said Chinese defense spokesperson Colonel Tan Kefei.
The report highlights growing Chinese military aggression in the South China sea as Indo-Pacific and Taiwan face “mounting challenges”.
The US has the propensity to manufacture/hype-up foreign threats and forms exclusive groups to forward their own interests, which reflect its Cold-War mentality, China argued as it rejected the report.
“Snr. Col. Tan said the US report hypes up foreign threats, and tries to form exclusive cliques, yet claims to promote regional freedom, openness, prosperity and security. It is void of any logic or reason… Once stripped of its veneer, the report in essence shouts only one message – containing the development of other countries and preserving America's hegemony,” a press release paraphrased him saying.
China stressed on cooperation and inclusiveness from all the countries in the Indo-Pacific for the development and prosperity of the countries in the region.
“People of Asian Pacific countries look forward to an open and inclusive environment rather than a narrow and isolated one. It is peremptory and ignorant to think that one can single-handedly shape or change the Asia-Pacific region by force to seek self-interests,” the press release further read.
“We urge the relevant country to embrace the contemporary trend of peaceful development and win-win cooperation, live up to the historical responsibility for advancing regional peace, stability and prosperity, making the Asia Pacific the source of motivation for mutually beneficial collaboration rather than an arena of a zero-sum game,” Colonel Tan Kefei said.
As per the recently released Indo-Pacific strategy, China is combining its economic, diplomatic, military and technological resources in its aim to become a superpower. The countries in the Indo-Pacific will face a severe brunt of the aggression, the report further said.