China is not NATO’s opponent, but it poses a serious challenge, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.
“We are now facing an era of strategic competition… China is building up its armed forces significantly, including in the area of nuclear weapons, and is pestering its neighbors, including Taiwan,” Stoltenberg said. “China is not our adversary, but we must have a keen eye for the serious challenges it represents.”
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(Reporting by Sabine Siebold, Robin Emmott; editing by Humeyra Pamuk)