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Beijing said NATO was exaggerating the "China threat theory" after the alliance declared China a challenge to the global order for the first time.
Axar.az reports citing foreign media that China on Tuesday accused NATO of "creating confrontations" after the alliance's members pledged to cooperate to counter "systemic challenges" posed by Beijing's policies.
NATO leaders had branded China a security risk to the alliance and criticized its "opaque" weapons development programs.
"China's stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to alliance security," NATO leaders had said in a communique.
The final communique was NATO's first change of focus for an alliance created to defend Europe from the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
2021.06.15 / 21:12