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Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokesperson Lin Jian accused NATO of 'instigating confrontation in Asia-Pacific conflicts' as the organisation's 75th summit in Washington continued for its second day.

"We firmly oppose NATO's breakthrough in its positioning as a regional and defensive organisation, instigating confrontation in Asia-Pacific conflicts, and undermining regional prosperity and stability. We advise NATO to do more practical things for world peace, stability and security," he said, during the daily press briefing in Beijing on Wednesday.

Lin's comments come after NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the bloc will be discussing their global partnerships, including in the 'Indo-Pacific'.

The Chinese MOFA spokesperson also demanded the Philippines withdraw warships that were 'illegally beach-sitting' on Ren’ai Reef (Second Thomas Shoal) 'to avoid continuing damage to its ecological environment.' Beijing released a report on Monday claiming that Philippine military vessels were allegedly causing damage to the coral reef system.

China asserts control over a large part of the South China Sea, while South East Asian nations including the Philippines also claim parts of the area, including Ren’ai Reef (Second Thomas Shoal).

Meanwhile, Lin commented on Chinese and Belarusian relations as the two nations started 11-day joint military training exercises on Monday: "it is a normal military exchange and co-operation between China and Belarus, is in line with international law and international practices, and is not targeted at any specific country."

The spokesperson also accused the US of engaging in "groundless speculation and attacks on the relevant international organisations with the aim of discrediting outstanding Chinese athletes" at the Paris Olympic games.

"We urge the United States to respect the Olympic spirit, abide by international law and the basic norms of international relations, stop talking to itself, and not engage in artificial false narratives and pan-politicised cognitive manipulation," he said.

This remark came after an independent Swiss investigator released a report on Tuesday saying that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) didn't mishandle the case of Chinese swimmers who tested positive for banned substances but subsequently cleared to compete in Tokyo. They were also cleared by a Chinese inquiry which found they had been inadvertently exposed.

Following the most recent report the United States Anti-Doping Agency claimed it was "unsurprising since WADA itself handpicked the investigator and set the extremely limited scope of the investigation, preventing a meaningful review."

Beijing accuses NATO of 'instigating confrontation in Asia-Pacific conflicts' as 75th summit continues

China, Beijing
July 10, 2024 at 12:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokesperson Lin Jian accused NATO of 'instigating confrontation in Asia-Pacific conflicts' as the organisation's 75th summit in Washington continued for its second day.

"We firmly oppose NATO's breakthrough in its positioning as a regional and defensive organisation, instigating confrontation in Asia-Pacific conflicts, and undermining regional prosperity and stability. We advise NATO to do more practical things for world peace, stability and security," he said, during the daily press briefing in Beijing on Wednesday.

Lin's comments come after NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the bloc will be discussing their global partnerships, including in the 'Indo-Pacific'.

The Chinese MOFA spokesperson also demanded the Philippines withdraw warships that were 'illegally beach-sitting' on Ren’ai Reef (Second Thomas Shoal) 'to avoid continuing damage to its ecological environment.' Beijing released a report on Monday claiming that Philippine military vessels were allegedly causing damage to the coral reef system.

China asserts control over a large part of the South China Sea, while South East Asian nations including the Philippines also claim parts of the area, including Ren’ai Reef (Second Thomas Shoal).

Meanwhile, Lin commented on Chinese and Belarusian relations as the two nations started 11-day joint military training exercises on Monday: "it is a normal military exchange and co-operation between China and Belarus, is in line with international law and international practices, and is not targeted at any specific country."

The spokesperson also accused the US of engaging in "groundless speculation and attacks on the relevant international organisations with the aim of discrediting outstanding Chinese athletes" at the Paris Olympic games.

"We urge the United States to respect the Olympic spirit, abide by international law and the basic norms of international relations, stop talking to itself, and not engage in artificial false narratives and pan-politicised cognitive manipulation," he said.

This remark came after an independent Swiss investigator released a report on Tuesday saying that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) didn't mishandle the case of Chinese swimmers who tested positive for banned substances but subsequently cleared to compete in Tokyo. They were also cleared by a Chinese inquiry which found they had been inadvertently exposed.

Following the most recent report the United States Anti-Doping Agency claimed it was "unsurprising since WADA itself handpicked the investigator and set the extremely limited scope of the investigation, preventing a meaningful review."

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Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokesperson Lin Jian accused NATO of 'instigating confrontation in Asia-Pacific conflicts' as the organisation's 75th summit in Washington continued for its second day.

"We firmly oppose NATO's breakthrough in its positioning as a regional and defensive organisation, instigating confrontation in Asia-Pacific conflicts, and undermining regional prosperity and stability. We advise NATO to do more practical things for world peace, stability and security," he said, during the daily press briefing in Beijing on Wednesday.

Lin's comments come after NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the bloc will be discussing their global partnerships, including in the 'Indo-Pacific'.

The Chinese MOFA spokesperson also demanded the Philippines withdraw warships that were 'illegally beach-sitting' on Ren’ai Reef (Second Thomas Shoal) 'to avoid continuing damage to its ecological environment.' Beijing released a report on Monday claiming that Philippine military vessels were allegedly causing damage to the coral reef system.

China asserts control over a large part of the South China Sea, while South East Asian nations including the Philippines also claim parts of the area, including Ren’ai Reef (Second Thomas Shoal).

Meanwhile, Lin commented on Chinese and Belarusian relations as the two nations started 11-day joint military training exercises on Monday: "it is a normal military exchange and co-operation between China and Belarus, is in line with international law and international practices, and is not targeted at any specific country."

The spokesperson also accused the US of engaging in "groundless speculation and attacks on the relevant international organisations with the aim of discrediting outstanding Chinese athletes" at the Paris Olympic games.

"We urge the United States to respect the Olympic spirit, abide by international law and the basic norms of international relations, stop talking to itself, and not engage in artificial false narratives and pan-politicised cognitive manipulation," he said.

This remark came after an independent Swiss investigator released a report on Tuesday saying that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) didn't mishandle the case of Chinese swimmers who tested positive for banned substances but subsequently cleared to compete in Tokyo. They were also cleared by a Chinese inquiry which found they had been inadvertently exposed.

Following the most recent report the United States Anti-Doping Agency claimed it was "unsurprising since WADA itself handpicked the investigator and set the extremely limited scope of the investigation, preventing a meaningful review."

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