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Exclusive-NATO chief Stoltenberg calls China a security challenge

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Exclusive-NATO chief Stoltenberg calls China a security challenge
Exclusive-NATO chief Stoltenberg calls China a security challenge   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">WASHINGTON</span> – China’s cooperation with Moscow since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Chinese comments against <span class="caps">NATO</span> enlargement show why the Western defense alliance should regard Beijing as a security challenge, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.</p> <p>“The sum of all is this just increases the importance of <span class="caps">NATO</span> allies standing together and realizing that China is part of the security challenges we need to face today and in the future,” Stoltenberg said in an interview with Reuters.</p> <p>Stoltenberg also noted China’s “coercive behavior” in the South China Sea and against its neighbors as well as “the way they violate basic human rights.”</p> <p/> </div>