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China Urges NATO Allies to Abandon ‘Cold War Thinking’

  • Summit backed document saying China poses systemic challenges
  • Chinese mission to EU says NATO maliciously ‘smearing China’

China urged NATO to abandon what it called a Cold War mentality after the military alliance said the Asian nation poses systemic challenges to security.

NATO’s so-called Strategic Concept, a document on policy guidelines adopted at an alliance summit in Madrid on Wednesday, is “filled with Cold War thinking and ideological bias” and is “maliciously attacking and smearing China,” a spokesperson for China’s mission to the European Union said in a statement posted on Twitter.