China on Tuesday urged the US to work with it to find the right way to get along with each other under the new circumstances featuring mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation.
Wang Wenbin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, made the remarks at a regular press briefing in Beijing in response to reports that China was described as the "most consequential strategic competitor" and Russia as an "acute threat" according to a US Department of Defense fact sheet about the National Defense Strategy delivered by the Pentagon on Monday.
"The above-mentioned US national defense strategy report is full of Cold War and bloc confrontation mentality," Wang said.
China and Russia are two major countries. "The US attempt to contain and suppress them will not succeed," he added.
Wang stressed that the US should reflect on its due responsibilities in the Ukraine crisis, show repentance for and correct the practice of establishing imaginary enemies, ignoring other countries' legitimate security concerns and stoking bloc confrontation.
"We urge the US to earnestly implement the US leadership's statements that the US does not seek a new Cold War with China; that it does not aim to change China's system; that the revitalization of its alliances is not targeted at China; that it does not support 'Taiwan independence'; and that it has no intention to seek conflict with China," he said.
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