China’s growing influence is undermining power relations around the world. This was announced by the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, on Wednesday.
“The global balance of power is changing with China becoming a bigger and stronger military power,” Stoltenberg told the DPA during a meeting with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in Copenhagen.
“China is getting close to us. We see it in cyberspace, we see it in space, we see it in Africa and we see it in the Arctic. At the same time, we see Beijing trying to control critical infrastructure here in Europe,” referring to the Chinese telecom giants involved in building phone networks The fifth generation (5G) mobile phone.
“China’s Activities Have Security Implications”
According to the NATO official, China’s activities in all these areas have security implications. The DPA noted that in June, the 30-member alliance significantly bolstered its collective stance toward China, saying that “Beijing’s behavior posed systemic challenges to a rules-based international order.” Russia is also a traditional opponent of the transatlantic defense alliance. But US President Joe Biden urges NATO allies to keep a close eye on Beijing, writes the Darfur Peace Agreement.
Stoltenberg arrived in Denmark on Wednesday for a meeting of the Nordic Council, where he gave a speech. The Nordic Council includes Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and the predominantly autonomous Åland.
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