Aamer Madhani, Jonathan Lemire and Lorne Cook
The Associated Press
NATO leaders declared China a constant security challenge and said the Chinese are working to undermine global order Monday, June 14, a message in sync with President Joe Biden’s efforts to get allies to speak out with a more unified voice against China’s trade, military and human rights practices.
In a summit statement, the leaders said that China’s goals and “assertive behavior present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to alliance security.”
While the 30 heads of state and government avoided calling China a rival, they expressed concern about what they said were its “coercive policies,” the opaque ways it is modernizing its armed forces and its use o