The reporter asked: A few days ago, the head of the British National Security Agency called China a British national security challenge in a public speech. What’s the comment of the Chinese Embassy on this?
Embassy Spokesperson: China expresses concern and opposition to the British National Security Agency’s call of China as a British national security challenge and misinterpretation of China’s development. China has always adhered to the path of peaceful development, open development, cooperative development and common development.
It is a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of international order. China’s development has brought opportunities to the world and has not posed a threat to any country or anyone.
Political mutual trust is the basis for the development of relations between countries. China regards the UK as a partner and is committed to developing healthy and stable China-UK relations on the basis of mutual respect, mutual benefit and win-win results.
It is hoped that relevant British officials will abandon the “Cold War mentality”, take a comprehensive and objective view of China’s development, and regard China as an opportunity and partner, rather than a threat and adversary, so as to avoid further damage to China-UK relations.