31 May 2016

News Story: China says not interested in any form of "Cold War" (China's View)

BEIJING, May 30 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday expressed disinterest in any form of cold war and firmly opposed anything that might threaten or harm the country's sovereignty and security.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the comments at a daily press briefing, in response to U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's remarks that China could be erecting "a Great Wall of self-isolation."

Hua said Carter's commencement speech at the U.S. Naval Academy reflected "American-style mentality" and "American-style hegemony."

"Indeed, some people on the American side have physically entered the 21st century while mentally remaining in the Cold War era," Hua said, adding that these people have "made up stories" and "found rivals and enemies everywhere around the world."

Read the full story at Xinhua