The North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) is an alliance of states currently consisting of 30 member states. In addition to numerous European states, the USA and Canada belong to it from the American continent. China is not a member of the alliance. The relationship between NATO and China is therefore on shaky ground. This is because NATO officially regards the People's Republic as a threat due to China's growing influence and international policy. At the 2019 NATO summit, the alliance had still expressed restraint in this regard.