"In fact, they [the United States] are just trying to find a pretext [to justify] its aspirations to establish unilateral military supremacy and to carry out research and develop advanced weapons", Geng said at a briefing, commenting on US assistant secretary of state Yleem Poblete's claim about China developing ground-based missiles able to target low-Earth-orbit satellites.
He slammed the United States for its baseless accusations against Russia and China.
"I would like to remind you that this is the United States that turns space into a new battlefield. It has already set up the headquarters of the Space Force and is now in the process of the Space Force creation. It also plans to station laser weapons in space. You don't even have to point out who exacerbates the risk of space militarisation and weaponisation and jeopardises space security", Geng added.
The spokesman also said that China had never participated in an arms race in space and had no intention to do so.
"China has always been committed to peaceful use of outer space and to the prevention of space weaponisation and of an arms race in space… China and Russia are working together on promoting a draft agreement to prevent weapons from being put in space. China has never participated in any form of an arms race in space and does not intend to do so", Geng added.