Planned NATO statement full of ‘belligerent rhetoric’ and ‘lies’, says Chinese official

U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden pose for a picture with NATO allies and partners ahead of a dinner at the White House Wednesday in Washington. (REUTERS/Ken Cedeno/File Photo)

BEIJING — The NATO summit in Washington’s planned statement is full of “belligerent rhetoric” and the China-related content has provocations and lies, a spokesperson for the Chinese mission to the European Union said.