NATO declares China a Global Security Challenge

NATO leaders have declared China a constant security challenge stating that, Chinese are working to undermine global order.

Key Points

  • As per NATO leaders, China’s goals and assertive behaviour put challenges to rules-based international order and across the areas relevant to alliance security.
  • This warning has come, as US President started making effort to bring allies together to speak in unified voice about China’s human rights record, trade practices and assertive behaviour of Chinese military which has disturbed U.S. allies in Pacific.
  • NATO leaders asked China to uphold its international commitments and act responsibly with international system.

How China Reacted?

Chinese Embassy to United Kingdom said, the G-7 communique “deliberately slandered China and arbitrarily interfered in internal affairs of China”. It also exposed intentions of countries like United States.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO is an alliance of European and North American countries. It was formed after World War II against Russian aggression. This intergovernmental military alliance comprises of 30 European and North American countries. It works in accordance with North Atlantic Treaty that was signed in April 1949. NATO works on the principle of collective defence where its independent member states agree for mutual defence against attack by any external party.

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