NATO chief says 'no new Cold War' with China

BRUSSELS (AFP) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday there is no new Cold War with China but the western allies will have to adapt to the challenge of Beijing’s rise.

"We’re not entering a new Cold War and China is not our adversary, not our enemy," Stoltenberg told reports after a NATO leaders’ summit.

"But we need to address together, as the alliance, the challenges that the rise of China poses to our security."