China urges Australia to do more to promote regional stability

Added On December 4, 2020

SOUNDBITE: HUA CHUNYING, Foreign Ministry spokesperson "Australia has closely followed the United States and used the so-called "China threat" and "Russia threat" as excuses for its military expansion, which added a factor of instability to regional and global security." The spokesperson said China consistently pursues a national defense policy that is defensive in nature, and the development of its military power is not aimed at any specific country. SOUNDBITE: HUA CHUNYING, Foreign Ministry spokesperson "China does not have global combat strategy and plan like what the United States has, and has neither intention of targeting Australia nor interest in launching an arms race with other countries. We urge Australia to assess its own security interests objectively, and do more to enhance mutual trust among countries in the region, and facilitate regional security and stability."