TBL web desk
The military alliance of western powers, NATO initiates its summit with a verbal attack on China. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called for the transatlantic security alliance to confront the challenges of China’s rise and respond to its growing economic, political and military power.
While denying that Western powers and China were entering a “new Cold War”, he said that the Chinese rise poses a threat to Western interests.
“China is not our adversary, not our enemy. But we need to address together as an alliance the challenges that the rise of China poses to our security,” he told reporters at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium before leaders began arriving for the summit.
“China is coming closer to us. We see them in cyberspace, we see China in Africa, but we also see China investing heavily in our own critical infrastructure.”