China Youth Daily client Beijing, Feb. 1 (CYN News – CYN Reporter Hu Wenli) In response to a question about India and Japan possibly joining the AUKUS (Trilateral Security Agreement between the United States, Britain and Australia), Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said at a regular press conference today that the so-called “Trilateral Security Partnership” is It increases the risk of nuclear proliferation and undermines regional peace and stability.
According to British media reports, the chairman of the British Defence Select Committee, Mr. Ellwood, said recently that the US-UK-Australia alliance formed on the basis of the existing AUKUS mechanism should be further expanded to include more countries in the alliance to maintain “Asia-Pacific security”. “He also proposed that India and Japan be included in the alliance. He also proposed that India and Japan be included in AUKUS and that a NATO-like military organisation be established in the Indo-Pacific region.
Mao Ning said that China has always believed that any regional mechanism should follow the trend of peace and development, enhance mutual trust and cooperation among regional countries, and should not target or harm the interests of third parties. The establishment of the so-called “trilateral security partnership” by the United States, Britain and Australia is essentially an attempt to provoke military confrontation through military cooperation, which is typical of the Cold War mentality and increases the risk of nuclear proliferation, intensifies the arms race in the Asia-Pacific region and undermines regional peace and stability. China is seriously concerned about this and firmly opposes it.
“We urge the US, Britain and Australia to abandon the Cold War mentality and zero-sum game, faithfully fulfill their international obligations and do more to contribute to regional peace and stability.” Mao Ning said.