Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has sounded the alarm about an “inevitable” war to take place between Washington and Beijing as the US is reluctant to accept China’s supremacy.
The United States does not accept the fact that China has preceded them in many sectors, Daily News Hungary cited Orban as speaking at a venue in Romanian Transylvania on Saturday.
“The USA does not accept that it has become the world’s second most powerful nation,” he added.
The outspoken prime minister said China was in deep slumber for hundreds of years, but woke up and managed to develop as much in 30 years as other countries do in 200 years.
He said due to its developments and technological advancements, the Chinese nation now claim their “place under the sun.”
However, he added, Washington does not accept such quick development. As a result, a clash between the two world powers is inevitable.
Tensions between the US and China have significantly escalated particularly over the issues of Chinese-claimed Taiwan and the South China Sea.
Despite publicly recognizing China’s sovereignty over Taiwan under “the One China policy,” the United States continues to remain the island’s most important international supporter and arms supplier, a source of constant tensions between Washington and Beijing.
The United States has created the Quad partnership with India, Japan, and Australia, in addition to the AUKUS alliance, also with Australia, alongside the UK.
Both US pacts are intended to strengthen the ability of each government to support security and defense interests in the form of a military, NATO-like alliance.
China has repeatedly warned the US against its expansionist foreign policy.
Earlier this month, Beijing opposed NATO’s eastward movement, viewing it as a threat by the US-led NATO military alliance to further intrude into the Asia-Pacific region, and vowed to firmly respond to any threat against its legitimate rights.
The warning came in a statement issued by China’s mission to the European Union, following a NATO summit in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius on July 12, where the US-led Western military alliance lashed out at Beijing, accusing China of challenging the NATO members’ interests, security and values.
In response, Beijing asserted the Chinese government will firmly defend its nation’s sovereignty, security, and interests against any US threats.