The newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party, People's Daily, condemned the idea that China and Russia's growing ties present a "nightmare" to the United States, as claimed in an article in The National Interest.
The article, authored by senior figures at the Atlantic Council, a think tank, claims that the new partnership between Russia and China allows the countries "the chance to reshape the global order to their liking." The article admitted that "no single nation can singularly shape international outcomes," but called on the US to act as a "first among equals."
"The US regards itself as the leader of the world, which clearly reveals its mentality of hegemony. It also holds that hegemony contributes to stability, but this is not the fact," People's Daily countered.
People's Daily also called on the US to never seek confrontation and conflicts. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi echoed this attitude in an article published on August 23 in People's Daily and Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
"China and Russia, as victor-countries in World War II, founding UN members and permanent members of its Security Council, are important constructive forces contributing to the formation of a multi-polar world," Wang Yi wrote.
The ruling party newspaper added that US dominance has damaged international security and development, concluding that "any hopeful US attempt to overthrow other countries' regimes must be thwarted."