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China protests against signing of U.S. defense act

(Xinhua)    16:32, August 14, 2018

BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- China Tuesday expressed strong dissatisfaction with the U.S. government as it passed and signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes negative China-related contents, in disregard of China's opposition.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2019 into law. The bill includes clauses such as directing a whole-of-government strategy on China and submitting the assessment and plan on strengthening Taiwan's force readiness.

"China has repeatedly made clear its position and lodged solemn representations with the United States," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang, adding that China urges the United States to abandon its Cold War mentality and the concept of a zero-sum game, and objectively view its relations with China.

He called on the United States to adhere to the one-China policy and the principle of the three joint communiques, and not to implement the negative China-related clauses, so as to avoid damaging China-U.S. relations and bilateral cooperation in key areas.

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