‘Stuck in Cold War’: Beijing says won’t play role in Hollywood-style movie directed by US military
Speaking at a daily news briefing on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Carter’s remarks “laid bare the stereotypical US thinking and US hegemony.”
“Indeed, there are some in the US who live physically in the 21st century, but whose minds are stuck in the Cold War era,” she said, as quoted by AP.
“China has no interest in any form of Cold War, nor are we interested in playing a role in a Hollywood movie written and directed by certain US military officials. However, China has no fear of and will counter any actions that threaten and undermine China’s sovereignty and security,” Hua continued.
The remarks come just days after US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that China risks creating a “Great Wall of self-isolation” through its military expansion in the South China sea and its alleged hacks on US companies.
“China’s actions could erect a Great Wall of self-isolation,” Carter told graduating officers at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on Friday. “Countries across the region – allies, partners, and the unaligned – are voicing concerns publicly and privately at the highest levels.” read more