Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on May 30, 2016:
Q: While giving a speech at the US Naval Academy, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter mentioned China 22 times, saying that China could be erecting “a Great Wall of self-isolation”. Some US media said that the US is good at weaving a story, turning daytime into night. What is your comment?
A: We have noted US Defense Secretary Carter’s remarks on China, which reflect the typical American thinking and hegemony. Some from the US side, while living in the 21th century, are still thinking with the Cold War mentality. They fabricate alarming news and stories and seek and create opponents for themselves around the world. This time, their target is the Asia-Pacific, because they want to send large amounts of highly-advanced weapons to the region, as Mr. Carter himself pointed out in his speech. I want to say that given the level of globalization, clinging to the Cold War mindset will lead nowhere. We have no interest in any form of Cold War, nor do we intend to star in any of the “Hollywood blockbuster” scripted and directed by some officials of the US military. But China is not afraid of and will definitely respond to any action that threatens or undermines China’s territorial sovereignty and security.
China and the US have extensive common interests and face common challenges in the Asia-Pacific region. The two sides have everything to gain from cooperation and to loose from confrontation. Non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation best serves the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples as well as peace and development of the region and beyond. In fact, the two sides have reached important consensus on constructively managing and controlling disputes. It is hoped that the US could work with China, enhance dialogue, communication and cooperation, interact with China in the Asia-Pacific region in a positive, inclusive, and cooperative way and promote regional peace, stability and prosperity along with regional countries.
[Comment: Ashton Cater calls himself a physicist, but he actually plays a police chief of the global order and world system, and more like a judge of the Roman Inquisition in the Middle Ages.]