NATO ministers ‘clear-eyed’ on China challenge

SpaceWar.com reports: “NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance was ‘clear-eyed’ over the challenge from China, after foreign ministers discussed Beijing’s military development.

The Western military alliance has in recent years increased its focus on China’s rising might, with the United States urging European allies to pay greater attention to the perceived threat.

At a summit in June, NATO leaders for the first time included the ‘systematic challenges’ posed by China and its closer ties to Russia in the alliance’s cornerstone strategic concept.

NATO foreign ministers meeting in the Romanian capital Bucharest on Thursday discussed improving the resilience of allies in the face of Beijing.

‘The challenges we face are global, and we must address them together in NATO,’ Stoltenberg said…”

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