China's standing on the anti-missile issue is very clear and consistent. China opposes the US National Missile Defense (NMD) system.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue made the remarks here Tuesday at a regular press conference.
China holds that all sides should seek solutions through careful and serious dialogue to safeguard security and benefit each side, and not harm the international disarmament and arms control, she said.
When answering questions on the standing of China and Russia onthe NMD issue, Zhang said the two nations shared the same opinion:the NMD system will exert negative impact on international arms control and disarmament processes as well as on the global strategic balance.
She said the US undertook another NMD experiment Tuesday, whichclearly demonstrated its standing on the issue.
(Xinhua News Agency December 5, 2001)