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China Says the U.S. Is Undermining Global Stability

  • Washington provokes competition among major powers, paper says
  • First strategy document released by Beijing in four years
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China accused the U.S. of undermining global stability, as the country released its first defense white paper since Chinese President Xi Jinping initiated a sweeping military overhaul in 2015.

The paper titled “China’s National Defense in the New Era” -- in a reference to a key Xi slogan -- said that the U.S. had provoked competition among major countries. The paper noted that the “international security system and order are undermined by growing hegemonism, power politics, unilateralism and constant regional conflicts and wars.”