China’s defense ministry called the United States a “destroyer of world peace” in response to a critical report by the defense ministry that the country’s military build-up was aimed at “reviewing” the international order.
Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Wu Qiang called the Sept. 2 report a “reckless distortion” of China’s goals and relations between the People’s Liberation Army and 1.4 billion people in China.
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“Years of evidence show that the United States is the source of regional unrest, the violator of international order and the destroyer of world peace,”
Cyan said more than 800,000 people have been killed and millions displaced by US actions in Iraq, Syria and Libya over the past two decades.
The more than 150-page report by the Congressional Ministry of Defense examines the technical capabilities and ultimate ambitions of the Chinese military. He also analyzed China’s strategy toward Taiwan, an ally of the United States, which said China believed part of its territory would be annexed by force if necessary.
“Of course, many factors will determine how this course develops,” the report said. “What is certain is that (the ruling Communist Party) has a strategic end state to which it works, which, if achieved, and the accompanying military modernization, unaddressed, will have serious consequences for US national interests and the security of a rules-based international order. “
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The report found that the Chinese military was ahead of the U.S. military in size, including its fleet, which has approximately 350 ships and submarines, compared to about 293 for the United States. The People’s Liberation Army with 2 million members is the largest military army in the world.
It is also said that China has built a significant arsenal of ground-based ballistic and cruise missiles and has one of the world’s largest forces of advanced long-range surface-to-air systems.
But Qiang said the United States should reflect on itself instead of “making false comments about China’s normal defense and military construction.”
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“We call on the United States to look objectively and rationally at China’s national defense and military construction, to stop making false statements and related reports, and to take concrete action to protect the healthy development of bilateral military relations,” he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.