Ministry of National Defense:exaggerating the so-called”China threat” has become a poor excuse for the United States to fight for the defense budget
On the afternoon of October 29, the Ministry of National Defense held a regular press conference. The Director of the Ministry of National Defense Information Bureau and spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense Wu Qian The colonel answered questions from reporters.
Reporter:According to media reports, US Secretary of Defense Esper recently stated that “China and Russia have become close rivals to the United States.” The United States especially needs sufficient budget to deal with the challenges from China. Esper also requires that half of the courses at the American Defense University must be about China. Do you have any comments on this?
Answer:The relevant US remarks are full of Cold War mentality and the concept of zero-sum game. We firmly oppose this. In recent years, talking about China and exaggerating the so-called”China threat” has become a clumsy excuse for the US defense department to fight for the defense budget. China has repeatedly criticized this. As for the so-called”evenly matched”, China has a clear understanding of its own construction and development level, and any practice that deceives China and deceives the international community will not succeed.