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‘China’s ambitions present systemic challenges’ — what NATO said on global security concerns

NATO leaders expressed concern over China's rapid expansion of nuclear arsenal and 'frequent lack of transparency and use of disinformation'. Read their full statement here.

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Brussels: Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, Monday declared China a “global security challenge” and underlined a series of concerns with the Asian giant.

At the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels on 14 June, the leaders said China’s “stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to Alliance security”.

They also expressed concern over China’s rapid expansion of its nuclear arsenal, its military cooperation with Russia and its “frequent lack of transparency and use of disinformation”.

“NATO maintains a constructive dialogue with China where possible…Reciprocal transparency and understanding would benefit both NATO and China,” the leaders said.

Read the full statement here:

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