China asks NATO to stop exaggerating its (China's) military power

The response from China is related to NATO issuing a communique (following the G7 meeting over the weekend) that said Beijing presents "systemic challenges" for the transatlantic security alliance

  • "China's stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to alliance security"
  • accused China of "rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal" and being "opaque in implementing its military modernisation"
  • highlighting China's military cooperation with Russia