China has hit out at next week's Quad summit set to be hosted in Washington by U.S. President Joe Biden.
It said regional cooperation cliques formed to target other countries "won't be popular" and have "no future."
In the past, China's foreign ministry had described the Quad as being based on "cold war ideology" and "detrimental to the international order."
The summit will be President Biden's first in-person with the leaders of the Quad countries, who have sought to strengthen cooperation to push back at Beijing's growing assertiveness, especially in the Indo-Pacific region.
The visits of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison coincide with the UN General Assembly in New York, where Biden will make an address next Tuesday.