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Pentagon Chief Mark Esper Cautions World: 'Wake Up' to China Threat


Added 02-16-20 10:47:02am EST - “China steals Western know-how and seeks an "advantage by any means and at any cost," U.S.? Defense Secretary Mark Esper? cautioned Saturday.” - Breitbart.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Breitbart.com: “Pentagon Chief Mark Esper Cautions World: 'Wake Up' to China Threat”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

China steals Western capabilities, intimidates smaller nation states and seeks “advantage by any means and at any cost,” U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper cautioned on Saturday as he cast the world’s most populous nation as a disruptive threat to world order.

Esper used an address at the 2020 Munich Security Conference in Germany to give a comprehensive condemnation of China that he said topped the Pentagon’s list of potential adversaries, followed by Russia and “rogue states” such as North Korea and Iran.

“The Chinese Communist Party is heading even faster and further in the wrong direction – more internal repression, more predatory economic practices, more heavy-handedness, and most concerning for me, a more aggressive military posture,” he said.

He said Beijing has made clear its long-term intentions and said Europe and the rest of the world must “wake up” to the threats that China poses.

He also accused Beijing of deploying a “nefarious strategy” through the telecommunications firm, Huawei.

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