China says international rules not defined by bloc

China says international rules not defined by bloc

Beijing Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Thursday that international rules should be the norms governing international relations based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, not the ones defined by a certain clique or bloc.

Wang made a statement at a press conference after British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss criticised China for not condemning Russia's aggression against Ukraine, saying that China's failure to play by global rules would cut short its rise as a superpower.

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As a result of the Cold War and the world's largest military alliance, NATO should have made necessary adjustments in accordance with the changing times since the Cold War, noting Liz Truss has also mentioned NATO in her speech.

Wang said that NATO has long clung to the old security concept, has been involved in bloc confrontation and has become a tool for certain countries to seek hegemony, and has constantly created confrontation and disturbances.

NATO demands that other countries abide by the basic norms of international relations but wantsonly waged wars and dropped bombs in sovereign states, killing and displacing innocent civilians, he added.

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Wang pointed out that NATO has come to the Asia-Pacific region in recent years to throw its weight around and stir up conflicts as a military organization in the North Atlantic, and the impact of NATO's eastward expansion on the long-term peace and stability of Europe is worth considering.

NATO has messed up Europe. Is it really trying to mess up the Asia-Pacific and even the world? He said something.

He stated that China's position on the Ukraine issue is consistent and clear. He said that we always make independent judgments based on the merits of each matter.