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Pentagon’s Annual China Military Report Exposes U.S. Cold War Mentality

Xinhua News
May 21, 2012
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WASHINGTON, May 18 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Defense Department on Friday published its annual report on China's military and security developments in a continued Cold War-style practice once adopted by the United States toward then Soviet Union.

The report, though claimed "objective" and "factual" by the Pentagon, is ridden with speculative descriptions and even distorts the reality in a bid to depict China as a security and economic threat to the United States.

The report said China "periodically acts more assertively in pursuit of its strategic priorities," making an apparent reference to China's firm stance on protecting its sovereignty and territorial integrity in disputes concerning the South China Sea.

As a champion of good-neighbor diplomacy, China has been aspiring for peaceful development. When it comes to issues of sovereignty and national security, China stands firm just like any other member of the international community. What's the fault in that?

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