Beijing, Jan 10 (TruthDive): China on Monday slammed the United States on its new Asian-focused defense strategy. Earlier, U.S accused China for lacking openness in its military policy. China reacted to the criticism by calling it â€œgroundless and untrustworthy.â€ The U.Sâ€™ new defense strategy unveiled last week clarified that U.S wants to shift focus away from Iraq and Afghanistan and to concentrate on strengthening Americaâ€™s position in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S also called for better clarity and openness in Chinaâ€™s military policy. The shift in strategy comes in the wake of Chinaâ€™s growing military power. â€œThe tide of war is receding but the question that this strategy answers is what kind of military will we need long after the wars of the last decade are over,â€ Obama told a Pentagon news conference alongside Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday. The strategy calls for countering potential attempts by China and Iran to block U.S. capabilities in areas like the South China Sea and the Strait of Hormuz. The new strategy also identified India as a long-term strategic partner that can serve as a regional economic anchor and provider of security in the Indian Ocean region. It said the U.S.will try to maintain peace on the Korean peninsula by working with allies and others in Asia to defend against North Korean provocations. In response, China said it was committed to peaceful development and a â€œdefensiveâ€ policy. Chinaâ€™s strategic intent is clear, open and transparent. The accusation targeting China in the document has no basis, and is fundamentally unrealistic. Our national defense modernization serves the objective requirements of national security and development and also plays an active role in maintaining regional peace and stability. It will not pose any threat to any country,â€ Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said at a regular news conference, in response to a question from state media about whether China poses a threat to U.S. security. â€œWe have noted that the United States issued this guide to its defense strategy, and we will closely observe the impact that U.S.military strategic adjustment has on the Asia-Pacific region and on global security developments,â€ ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said in his statement published on Chinaâ€™s official military website.