Brussels: NATO leaders agreed that China continues to pose a security threat and is working to undermine the international rules-based order. He expressed concern about how fast it was developing nuclear missiles.
NATO leaders issued a statement on Monday, saying China’s targeting and “coercive behaviour posed a challenge to a rules-based global order and are a concern in areas of coalition security.”
Although governments and heads of 30 countries did not call China a rival, they expressed concern over its “coercive policies”. He also expressed concern over the opaque methods of modernizing his army and the lack of information.
He urged Beijing to “uphold its international commitments and act responsibly in the international order, including in the space, cyber and maritime spheres, and play its role as a major power.”
The leaders also said they welcome “working together with China” on issues such as climate change. The statement, issued during the summit in Brussels on Monday, is the first such statement by a military alliance on China. Diplomats said this was the harshest part of the statement.