‘China was not, and will not be, a rival to Nato’ – top diplomat says in urging bloc to focus on own region

Published Sep 28 2021 at 8:30 AM GMT
  • China’s foreign minister called on Nato member states to focus on Europe and North America rather than form a new military alliance in the Asia-Pacific, in a rare phone conversation between the two sides on Monday.
  • In his first phone call with Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the transatlantic alliance should stay within “its original geographical positioning”.Stoltenberg said the bloc was concerned about China’s “expanding nuclear arsenal” even though it did….



  • Published Sep 28, 2021 8:30 AM GMT