BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- The real goal of the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy is to establish an Indo-Pacific version of NATO, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday.
The U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy is becoming a byword for "bloc politics." It seeks to maintain the U.S.-led system of hegemony, undermine the ASEAN-centered regional cooperation architecture, and compromise the overall and long-term interests of countries in the region, Wang said at a press conference.
The perverse actions run counter to the common aspiration of the region for peace, development, cooperation and win-win outcomes, and are doomed to fail, Wang noted.
Noting that the Asia-Pacific is a promising land for cooperation and development, not a chessboard for geopolitical contest, Wang said China welcomes all initiatives that meet regional realities and the needs of relevant parties, and resolutely opposes all acts that lead to confrontation and rival camps in the region.
China is willing to work with all parties to foster a broad, inclusive platform for Asia-Pacific cooperation leading to an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future, Wang said. ■