NATO says China challenges our interests, security and values

You may have read it: NATO syas that China’s challenges our interests, security and values.

What’s new? The EU for some years now, sees China as a partner, competitor and strategic rival.

Isn’t that the same thing?

Naturally, China was not pleased.

This is what the NATO published on China in its new strategic concept,

which was adopted at the NATO summit in Madrid this June 29-30.

The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) stated ambitions and coercive policies

challenge our interests, security and values. The PRC employs a broad range of

political, economic and military tools to increase its global footprint and project

power, while remaining opaque about its strategy, intentions and military build-up.

The PRC’s malicious hybrid and cyber operations and its confrontational rhetoric and

disinformation target Allies and harm Alliance security. The PRC seeks to control key

technological and industrial sectors, critical infrastructure, and strategic materials

and supply chains. It uses its economic leverage to create strategic dependencies

and enhance its influence. It strives to subvert the rules-based international order,

including in the space, cyber and maritime domains. The deepening strategic

partnership between the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation and

their mutually reinforcing attempts to undercut the rules-based international order

run counter to our values and interests.

Read NATO’s new Strategic Concept NATO 290622-strategic-concept

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