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U.S. accusation groundless: FM


08:18, January 10, 2012

BEIJING, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday said an accusation against itself in a strategic defense guidance released by the U.S. Department of Defense is "groundless and untrustworthy."

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Weimin made the remarks at a press conference, adding that China's strategic intent is clear, open and transparent.

The U.S. on Thursday unveiled a revised national defense strategy, vowing to strengthen the U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific region despite fiscal constraints.

The document says China needs to clarify its strategic intent as its military power grows.

"China's national defense modernization serves the objective requirements of its national security and development, and it is a positive factor in maintaining regional peace and stability," Liu said, adding that the modernization will not pose any threat to any country.

China follows a path of peaceful development, adheres to an independent foreign policy of peace and pursues a defense policy which is defensive in nature, Liu said.

"The accusation against China in this document is groundless and untrustworthy," Liu said, noting China will study the document in depth.

Maintaining peace, stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region is in line with the interest of all countries in this region, Liu said.

"We hope the U.S. side will play a more constructive role in this regard," he added.


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Chinhomiah at 2012-01-11180.129.116.*
It is the nature of Imperial America to contrive nonexistent threats and then, unilaterally, undertake sereptitious offensive measures against China. The leaders of America have yet to fully realise that much of the US decline is of their own making - an addiction to war and debt. And it would appear that they are about to continue making the same mistakes. Strengthening America"s offensive capabilities and threatening war with Iran, despite the country"s fiscal constraints, is not the way to come to terms with an America that is destined to drop a notch or two in the international pecking order, if not militarily, certainly politically from years of disregarding the legitimate interests of other sovereign states. If America in the past is dangerous to world peace, a tottering America determined to flex its military muscles at all cost today is even worse. China has to be on guard.
helen at 2012-01-10203.82.92.*
It is a never ending media and psychological warfare against anything to do with China and the Chinese people. So much time have been wasted to respond to these vile and evil people.A change of strategy is called for instead of just be on the defensive all the time. Where is the Chinese media!?

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