Published On: Wed, Jul 24th, 2019

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China also accused the U.S. of undermining global stability.

Quotable: “The behavior of some radical protesters challenges the central government’s authority,” Senior Col. Wu Qian, a government spokesman, said during a news conference announcing a new security strategy. “That absolutely cannot be tolerated.”

Related: The defense strategy, the first to be released in six years, also refused to rule out the use of force against Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its territory.