Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Lieutenant General Wang Guanzhong said Hagel’s speech demonstrated US’ hegemony. He says the speech is filled with instigation, threat and intimidation.
It wanted to incite the destabilizing factors of Asia-Pacific region to stir up disputes. It was a totally non-constructive speech. Hagel’s repeatedly denouncement over China was entirely groundless.
He also said as the great powers of the world, both China and the US should expand shared interests, narrow differences and clear up misunderstanding. But Hagel’s speech made no contribution to develop new relationship between the two countries.