Posted on Chinese social media site Weibo, according to Australian journalist Bill Birtles who recently fled China:
- "If we have no choice but war, we should first avoid direct conflict with the US. We can (instead) severely beat up a US running dog that always crosses our bottom line... to send a warning.'
Keeping an eye on the Global Times is a good guide to official China outlook - obviously strains between China and the US & allies are not diminishing.
Added: The GT Editor in Chief was referencing this story in the tabloid with his 'tweet':