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NATO cites China as the biggest threat, Beijing calls for "ideological prejudice"

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Beijing condemned NATO's claim tothis week after the military alliance listed China as the number one concern for world security, and NATO's guidance on Thursday. He accused him of showing "ideal prejudice."

China first appeared on theNATO site after the alliance discussed its defensive stance in Madrid, and Beijing's "ambition and compulsory policies are our interests, security and values. I will challenge the view. " ..

"The so-called new strategic concept of NATO ignores facts, distorts the truth, ... condemns China's foreign policy and makes irresponsible statements about China's natural military development and its defense policy." Zhao Tateken , a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, made a bitter rebuttal on Thursday, first reported by the Russian media. 

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference on December 20, 2021 in Beijing, China. 

Beijing, China-December 20th : Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, will attend a press conference held in Beijing, China on December 20, 2021.  ((VCG / VCG photo via Getty Images))

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spokesman accused NATO of promoting "conflicts and conflicts". It is full of Cold War spirit and ideological prejudice. "

NATO has agreed this week to update the strategic concepts that guide the alliance. It was last updated in 2010 amid the Russian war in Ukraine and the rise of attacks from Beijing in the Pacific. 

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg pointed out that the main obstacle to the alliance was the expansion of relations between China and Russia, despite Moscow's illegal invasion of Ukraine. 

Chinese naval fleet passes through naval mine threat area during the China-Russia 'Joint Sea-2021' military drill near the Peter the Great Gulf on October 15, 2021 in Russia.

Chinese naval fleet threatens mines Passing through China-Russia's "Joint Sea-2021" military training area near the Great Bay of Peter, in Russia on October 15, 2021. (Sun Zifa / China News Service by Getty Images)

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"We don't see China as an enemy," he told reporters before the summit began on Tuesday. "But I am disappointed with the fact that China could not condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraineand that China is spreading many of the false stories.

"China and Russia are more 

The upcoming 32 alliance has also met with partners from non-NATO countries such as Ukraine, Romania, Georgia, South Korea and Japan. Australia has Russia and China. Discuss what they perceive as an increasing threat from. 

The strategic notion approved by the member states is that Russia is the most important and direct to its allies. He said it was a threat. "Security", but noted that the fast-growing relationship between Russia and China remains the biggest concern.

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, front row from left, pose with other leaders for a group photo during the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. 

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltemberg, US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Turkish Chairman nt Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left to front row, 2022 Posing a group photo with other leaders at the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday, June 29, 2014.  (AP Photo / Bernat Armangue)

"Deepening the strategic partnership between the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation and the rules-based international order Attempts at mutual strengthening to undermine are contrary to our values ​​and interests. "

NATO leaders said they have promised to continue their involvement with China on key issues such as trade and climate change.

Caitlin McFall is a FoxNews Digital reporter. She can contact her on Twitter at or @ctlnmcfall.