NATO Summit: Jens Stoltenberg Warns of China’s ‘Coercive Policies’

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    Speaking after the summit, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underscored the leaders’ concerns about China.

    “There is strong convergence of views among allies” on China, Stoltenberg told reporters, mentioning opportunities to engage with the country in arms control and climate change issues. “We are concerned by China’s coercive policies which stand in contrast to the fundamental values enshrined in the Washington treaty” on which NATO rests, he said.

    Stoltenberg mentioned China rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal with more warheads and a large number of sophisticated delivery systems, cooperating militarily with Russia including through exercises, and its use of disinformation.

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