China has condemned the "Cold War mentality" of the White House after the publication of a new US national security policy. The document labels China and Russia as "rival powers" and lays out a number of potential threats they pose. The new strategy said Beijing and other governments were determined to challenge American power. But China's foreign ministry criticised the strategy report, saying Washington should "abandon outdated notions". Spokeswoman Hua Chunying said: "No country or report will succeed in distorting facts or deploying malicious slander."