China is furious about Pentagon’s annual report in which the US defence department stated that Beijing has increased troops along its border with India.
Beijing accused the United States of harbouring a “cold war” mentality.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that Beijing is committed to “safeguarding peace and tranquility” along the Indo-China border.
Without naming the US, the Chinese Foreign Ministry told Washington to “respect efforts” made by China and India in settling the border row and not indulge in creating tensions.
The spokesman said the report, which also commented on how China was boosting its military presence in other countries, was “improper talk”.
“(It) wantonly distorted China’s national defense policy and the legal activities in the East and South China seas,” said the spokesman.
Though the Chinese Defence Ministry said that Pentagon has misrepresented China’s military development, it did not comment on the increased military presence along India border.