China reacts to US` missile defence shield plans
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 20:48
  
Beijing: China on Tuesday reacted cautiously to reports that the US is planning to build defence shields against ballistic missiles in Asia and the Middle East, saying that it believes in achieving universal security through political and diplomatic means.

Media reports quoting a senior Pentagon official, said that the US is looking to build the shields against ballistic missiles akin to an European defence system to protect against states like Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

"The Chinese side has taken note of the reports," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular news briefing.

"We always believe that every country should address anti-missile issues in a cautious way, with a view of maintaining global strategic stability and enhancing strategic mutual trust, and achieve universal security through political and diplomatic means," he said.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 20:48


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