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China sees ‘Cold War mentality’ in U.S., UK, Australia security pact


Construction continues on China’s embassy in Washington, D.C. on July 17, 2008.

Getty Images China’s Washington Embassy reacted to the announcement of a security pact by Australia, Britain, and the United States on Wednesday. They said that nations should be “shaken off their Cold-War mentality” and avoid ideological prejudice.| Bloomberg | Getty Images

China’s Washington embassy reacted to a new security pact announced by the United States, Britain and Australia on Wednesday by saying that countries should “shake off their Cold-War mentality and ideological prejudice.”

The United States, Britain and Australia said on Wednesday they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific This will allow Australia to purchase nuclear-powered subs as Chinese influence in the area grows.

When Liu Pengyu, a Chinese Embassy spokesperson was asked for comment. He said that countries should not create exclusionary blocs which target or harm third-party interests. Particularly, they need to get out of the Cold-War mentality as well as their ideological prejudice.

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