Beijing, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) China on Wednesday rejected the military pact between the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom (Aukus), and urged them to honor their international commitments and not to affect peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Mao Ning deplored the fact that this alliance focuses on fueling confrontation through the collaboration of its members, is based on a cold war mentality, and increases the risks of nuclear proliferation.
She condemned the initiative’s efforts to exacerbate the arms race in the Asia-Pacific to the detriment of regional peace, while stressing that the region is neither a battlefield nor a chessboard for geopolitical games.
Mao advocated promoting greater prosperity in the region and specifically called on Australia to seek smooth ties with China, instead of engaging in the development of nuclear submarines.
She also ratified China’s position in favor of a world where peace, stability and security prevail, rejecting the West’s accusations about the alleged threat of its growing growth.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman made this statement on reports of the possible entry of India and Japan into the Aukus.
This alliance aims to counteract China’s influence in the Asia-Pacific and foresees in a first phase the construction of eight nuclear-powered submarines for the Australian Navy.
Beijing has always warned that plans to arm Australia with nuclear submarines will be destructive to the entire region.
Source : Plenglish