China protested to Canada over a missile carrier to the Taiwan Strait and its call for NATO to monitor Beijing’s activities in the South Sea, the Defense Ministry reported today.
Wu Qian, a spokesman for that office, considered Ottawa’s actions as a hostile and provocative gesture that further strained bilateral relations, which are going through moments of friction.
He called on the North American country to refrain from launching unfounded accusations, as well as to take care of his words and movements for the good of common interests, peace and stability in the area.
He ratified the ability of the People’s Liberation Army to defend China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, thwart any separatist attempt, and curb foreign meddling in the matter.
Likewise, Wu urged Canada to analyze itself before asking the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to spy on the Asian giant.
The spokesman thus responded to the passage without permission of a vessel through the Taiwan Strait and to the call of the Canadian Defense Minister, Harjit Sajjan, to the alliance to monitor China’s military operations in the South Sea.
These events coincide with a period of tensions in both areas, mainly due to the determination of the United States to interfere in the disputes there.
Beijing rejects foreign interference and warns of strong countermeasures to any provocation.