U.S. should stop being world's largest maker of war: China

The U.S. should stop being the world's biggest maker of war, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday. 

He made the remarks in response to U.S. launching 251 military interventions since 1991, and 469 since 1798 according to U.S. journalist Benjamin Norton's article citing data from the Congressional Research Service, a U.S. government institution that compiles information on behalf of Congress. 

The U.S. side has repeatedly claimed to respect and uphold the "rules-based international system," but the data released by the U.S. Congress fully reflects the belligerent nature and hegemonic undertones of "U.S. rules", Wang said. 

The U.S. was not at war for only 16 years of its 240-plus years of history, he noted, adding that after the Cold War, the U.S. launched military operations seven times more frequently than before. 

He also noted that countries targeted by the U.S. military include the vast majority of the nations on earth, including almost every single county in Latin America and the Caribbean and most of the African continent. 

Instead of peddling itself as a defender of so-called rules and order and attacking, accusing and smearing others, the U.S. needs to earnestly reflect on its war-like behavior and constant interference in others' internal affairs, Wang added. 

(Cover: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin speaks at a regular press conference in Beijing, China, September 20, 2022. /Chinese Foreign Ministry) 

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