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Chinese Envoy Lists Reasons Why U.S. Is Greatest Strategic Threat on the Planet

Oct. 10, 2020 (EIRNS)—Geng Shuang, China’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, completely rejected the U.S. McCarthyite campaign against China in remarks delivered to the 1st Committee of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, yesterday.

“Just now, the U.S. representative has again spread a political virus in the UN and smeared China on COVID-19, which is completely unacceptable. I must point out that shrugging off responsibility won’t cover the mistakes made by the U.S. in combating the pandemic and it also doesn’t fool the international community,”

Geng said.

“China opposes arms race, upholds multilateralism, implements its obligations under relevant arms control treaties and agreements and supports dialogue and cooperation in the security area. China’s positive contribution to international security and disarmament is widely recognized,” he stressed.

Geng then listed ten reasons why the U.S. is the greatest threat to global strategic security. Among them are that the U.S. is obsessed with its own military buildup, with a budget that is 40% of the world’s total of military spending; the U.S. has returned to a Cold War mentality in which its strategic documents define Russia and China “as strategic competitors, hyping up external threats, and stirring up confrontation among major countries;” the U.S. “is seeking to free its hands from accountability” with a nuclear buildup and the lowering of the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons; and the U.S. breaking the strategic balance with its missile defense buildups in both the western Pacific and Eastern Europe, to name but four of them.

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