China has criticized the United States' new Asian-focused defense strategy.
U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled the strategy
on January 5.
It focuses on strengthening the U.S. military position in the Asia-Pacific region.
China's Defense Ministry warned the United States to be "careful in its words and actions," and said it was closely monitoring the impact of the new U.S. defense strategy, which places more emphasis on responding to China's rise.
compiled from agency reports