China is strongly dissatisfied after the new US defense budget bill was signed into law, said China’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, urging the US government to shy away from taking actions under the terms that may harm bilateral ties.
China has made its objection clear on many occasions and lodged stern representations to the US, the ministry’s spokesman Lu Kang said in a written response to reporters.
The $717 billion Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act angered Beijing for it strengthens restrictions on Chinese investments in the US and authorizes more military exchanges between Washington and Taiwan.
China is strongly dissatisfied after the White House signed the bill, ignoring Beijing’s complaints, Lu said, adding that the US should scrap the Cold-War mentality and zero-sum thinking and take an objective perspective on China and bilateral ties.
Lu also urged the US not to take actions under the controversial terms for the sake of the two countries’ relationship and cooperation.