China News Service, Beijing, January 13 (Reporter Xing Chong) Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, presided over a regular press conference on January 13.

  A reporter asked: According to reports, the United States and Japan issued a joint statement after the "2+2" meeting between the foreign ministers and defense ministers held on the 11th, calling China the biggest strategic challenge in the Indo-Pacific region and other regions. , Xinjiang-related, sea-related and other issues accuse China.

What is China's comment?

  Wang Wenbin: The China-related content of the US-Japan "2+2" joint statement you mentioned is full of Cold War zero-sum thinking and groundless smear attacks on China.

We firmly oppose this.

  The U.S. and Japan say they want to promote regional peace and security, but they are actually looking for excuses for their armed forces and militarism; they say they want to maintain a free and open "Indo-Pacific" region, but they are actually weaving various closed and exclusive "small circles" to create Divisive and confrontational; they say they want to maintain the rules-based international order, but they wantonly trample on international law and the basic norms of international relations, and grossly interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.

These actions have become a real challenge to regional peace, security and stability.

  The Asia-Pacific is a highland of peaceful development, not a geopolitical arena.

Asia-Pacific countries support justice, oppose hegemony, look forward to cooperation, oppose confrontation, pursue true multilateralism, and oppose "small circles" that provoke confrontation.

We urge the US and Japan to abandon the Cold War mentality and ideological prejudice, stop creating "imaginary enemies", stop introducing the "New Cold War" mentality into the Asia-Pacific region, and stop acting as a countercurrent to disrupt the stability of the Asia-Pacific region.