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America’s insecurity is “beyond comprehension”, a Beijing foreign ministry spokesman is reported to have said recently. He brought the subject up at a press conference to refute claims by the US National Intelligence director about the US facing multiple threats from imagined adversaries. “I don’t know why the United States has such a strong sense of insecurity,” the Beijing spokesman reported.
The statement came in response to US National Intelligence chief Daniel Coats telling a Senate Intelligence Committee that the US confronts from adversaries: “cyber-threats, espionage, and weaponization of outer space”.
Coats went on to identify, Russia, China, Iran and North Korea posed the greatest global cyber-threats.
“Frankly, the United States is under attack,” he said warning of a looming global conflict.
He noted that America’s rivals would use all the means at their disposal to challenge US influence around the world.
The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman urged the US towards a rethink on countries meddling in US affairs.
“The United States is the No.1 major power in the world with unparalleled military might”. If it constantly feels threatened, how does it think other countries might feel?” he questioned.
Meanwhile, FBI Director Christopher Wray said before a Senate Intelligence Committee that Beijing was blatantly planting spies on US campuses to add fuel to the fire.
And, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida asked five of the State’s educational institutions to shut down
Beijing-funded exchange schemes to promote Chinese languages.
The overall effect of this has been to leave the world wondering if the US’s obsession over China’s rise will lead to World War III.