28 July 2017

News Story: China's development not a threat to other countries - FM spokesperson

BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhua) -- China adheres to an independent foreign policy of peace and is committed to peaceful and cooperative development, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Thursday.

Lu made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo's comments.

According to reports, Pompeo branded China, Russia and Iran as major future threats to the United States, and singled out China as the most serious security challenge due to its "robust economy" and "growing military power." He also said that Chinese spies have been cyberspying to gain both commercial and military secrets and technology from the United States.

"In his logic, whoever poses the strongest economic and military power becomes the biggest threat to the world," Lu said.

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