China dissatisfied with U.S. report on its military build-up

19:57, February 02, 2010      

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China on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction over statements in a U.S. defense report on its military build-up, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

"The QDR is playing the same old tune on China's military construction,," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu told a regular press conference.

The U.S. military was drafting out a new air-sea battle plan in response to threats such as China's military build-up and Iran's possession of advanced weapons, said the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) of the U.S. Department of Defense issued on Feb. 1.

The report continued to make irresponsible remarks on China's normal national defense construction and presumptuously claimed a lack of transparency in the Chinese military, which interfered in China's internal affairs and misled public opinion, he said.

He reaffirmed that China unswervingly took the path of peaceful development and pursued a national defense policy that is defensive in nature.

China had taken a series of effective measures to boost the military transparency, and what China had done was there for all to see, he said.

He hoped that the United States would take a fair and objective view towards China's development and its military construction, stop making irresponsible remarks and do more things conducive to the stable development of bilateral ties and mutual trust between the two countries as well as the two armed forces.

Source: Xinhua
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