China says the United States is increasing its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region, which is becoming more “volatile”.
In the document, released on Thursday, China gives a downbeat assessment of the regional security situation.
“Profound changes are taking shape in the Asia-Pacific strategic landscape. Relevant major powers are increasing their strategic investment,” it says.
“International military competition remains fierce.”
The document singles out the United States. According to China, it is reinforcing military alliances and getting more involved in regional affairs.
Beijing also says foreigners are now more suspicious of China – and have increased “interference and countering moves” against it.
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