China criticises outgoing U.S. defense secretary, but offers praise too

Beijing, China’s Defence Ministry criticised outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday for his “false accusations” against China, but also offered praise for his efforts to promote Sino-U.S. military ties.

Speaking at a regular monthly news briefing, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian voiced displeasure at Mattis’ comments.

“We oppose the false accusations about China in Secretary Mattis’ resignation letter,” Wu said.

“At the same time, while Secretary Mattis was in office he made positive efforts towards making the China-U.S. military relationship a stabiliser in bilateral ties,” he said.

Source: Jordan News Agency