China is a defender of international order, while the United States is its "top disrupter", Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday, as he urged the U.S. to give up its "hegemonic "approaches toward global affairs.
Criticizing U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's claim that China is a growing challenge that has the ability to challenge the rules-based international order, Wang said. China has always safeguarded the international system centered on the United Nations as well as the international order based on international laws.
"It is the U.S., not China, that undermines and tramples on international rules," Wang said at a news conference, citing a report which details how the U.S. has developed and clung to its hegemony in politics, military matters, economy, technology and culture.
The "U.S. Hegemony and Its Perils" report, issued by Xinhua News Agency on Monday, has exposed the harm U.S. hegemony has done to world peace and international rules, Wang said.
"From the 'Neo-Monroe Doctrine' to 'color revolutions', from the Five Eyes to the Quad, the U.S. has been creating divisions and stoking confrontation all over the world," the spokesman said.
The report refers to the U.S. assembling "exclusive clubs" such as the Five Eyes and the Quad. It also listed instances of U.S. interference in other countries' internal affairs abound. In the name of "promoting democracy", the U.S. practiced a "Neo-Monroe Doctrine" in Latin America and instigated "color revolutions" in Eurasia.
Since 2001, the wars and military operations launched by the U.S. in the name of fighting terrorism have claimed over 900,000 lives, according to the report, which said the U.S. has created 37 million refugees around the world.
The U.S. had or has imposed economic sanctions on nearly 40 countries, affecting nearly half of the world's population, the report said, adding that the country seeks to deter others' development through its monopoly in science and technology, including through politicizing and weaponizing technology issues.
The U.S. is also "notorious" for its cyberattacks, eavesdropping and indiscriminate surveillance of both its rivals and allies. It also attacks other countries and misleads public opinion by providing "nearly limitless" financial support for spreading disinformation, the report said.
"Facts have fully proven that the U.S. is the top disrupter of international rules and order," Wang said. "Hegemony is the hallmark of its approach to international rules and affairs."
The U.S. added "another example of its hegemony" by using force earlier this month to shoot down an unmanned Chinese civilian airship and claiming it was a "spy balloon "despite China's repeated communications with the U.S. side, Wang said.