China Protests Against Signing of United State Defence Act
Beijing: China on Tuesday expressed strong dissatisfaction with the United States government as it passed and signed a new defence legislation that was seen as targeted at Beijing. US President Donald Trump on Monday signed the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2019 into law. The bill included clauses such as directing a whole-of-government strategy on China and submitting the assessment and plan on strengthening Taiwan’s force readiness.
Beijing urges Washington to abandon its Cold War mentality and the concept of a zero-sum game, and objectively view its relations with China, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency. Lu called on the US to adhere to the one-China policy and the principle of the three joint communiques, as well as not to implement the negative China-related clauses to avoid damaging relations and bilateral cooperation in key areas. (IANS)