Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said U.S. policies on the Indo-Pacific region pose a “major security risk.” “The real goal of the United States is to establish an Indo-Pacific NATO,” Wang said, noting that the United States wants to establish joint ventures with Indo-Pacific countries against China.

On the last day of his visit to Malaysia, Minister Wang held a joint press conference with Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishamuddin Hussein and discussed regional developments.

“The real goal of the United States is to establish an Indo-Pacific NATO,” Wang said, arguing that the United States wants to establish joint ventures with Indo-Pacific countries against China.

“The aim is to bring back the old-fashioned Cold War mentality and escalate conflicts between the parties and fuel geopolitical competition. This strategy carries great security risk.”description found.

Wang said that the problems faced by Southeast Asian countries with China in the South China Sea should be solved in mutual dialogue, arguing that foreign interventions should be eliminated on this issue.