China on Tuesday urged the United States to stop deliberately distorting its strategic intentions and to abandon the Cold War mentality and the outdated concept of zero-sum game.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to the newly released U.S. national security strategy report.
The report, released by U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, referred to China and Russia as "revisionist powers," and listed them as "competitors" seeking to alter the status quo that favors the United States.
The Chinese embassy spokesperson also responded to the newly released U.S. national security strategy in Washington Monday, saying China will always remain committed to world peace, global development and international order.
Earlier on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the national security strategy, which labeled China and Russia as Washington's "competitors" and "rival powers" seeking to undermine U.S. national interests on all fronts.
The Chinese spokesperson said peace and development are the theme of the present times and the common aspirations of all. Any effort against this would be inappropriate and end up being discarded by the times.
Also, any attempt to put the national interests of some countries above others' and the international community's interests reflects self-centeredness that would lead to nowhere but self-isolation, the Chinese official added.