China Protests Camp David’s Statement: “This Is Mini NATO”

“Formal protests” are coming from China following the “Camp David Declaration” that ended the summit between the leaders of the USA, Japan, and South Korea.

“The leaders of the United States, Japan, and South Korea met on Friday at Camp David to reveal their plans on strengthening military ties by deliberately spreading rhetoric about the so-called ‘China threat,’” the Chinese news agency Xinhua said in a scathing commentary. “Under the leadership of the United States, the trio is trying to create a closed and exclusive geopolitical cabal under the pretext of ‘cooperation in the field of security.’ Such a maneuver would inevitably fuel the flames of deep contradictions, thus endangering the strategic security of other countries and endangering regional stability. By sowing discord and fueling opposition, this meeting represents a dangerous move that could resurrect the specters of the Cold War. The United States that actively courts Japan and South Korea is nothing but a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Instead of considering the interests of both countries in the field of security, they are pushing them to the abyss.”

Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin expressed “great dissatisfaction, as this declaration seriously violated the fundamental rules governing politics and international relations.”

Joe Biden recently met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol at a trilateral summit presented as “a new chapter in close military cooperation and trilateral security.” But for China, it’s just a “Mini NATO.”

The declaration also made an explicit reference to Taiwan, “We firmly oppose any unilateral attempt to change the status quo in Indo-Pacific waters,” the leaders of the three nations said in a joint statement. “We reaffirm the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.” The text also calls for North Korea to “abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile program.”