The Chinese government vows to respond if its interests are harmed.
That's coming from the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson at a briefing on Thursday.
When asked about the participation of Asian countries in the NATO summit Zhao Lijian said the advancement of relations between countries must aid international peace and stability,without causing hostility or harming the interests of third parties.
He added Beijing will observe NATO closely.
The organization announced on Wednesday that China's policies challenge the bloc's "interests, security, and values."