Beijing yesterday reiterated its
position on the US missile defense system in Northeast Asia, urging all the
parties to act with discretion.
Jiang Yu, spokeswoman of the Chinese
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, holds a regular press conference at the
ministry in Beijing June 5, 2007. Jiang said the US missile defence system
will harm global strategic stability and could give rise to a new
Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said China has always said a missile defense
system would impact global strategic stability and could give rise to a new
"It's not conducive to the mutual trust between the major powers or regional
security," she said at a regular press briefing.
Jiang's remarks comes after a weekend conference on Asian security held in
Singapore, during which the US and Japan discussed building a joint missile
The two countries said the defense shield would be used as a protection
against possible missile attacks by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Jiang said the US decision to build a missile defense system in Europe has
sparked widespread concern from the international community.
China's position on the missile defense system is consistent irrespective of
whether it's built in Europe or Northeast Asia, she said. "We hope all the
parties would act with discretion."