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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in the acting role of Security Council president, speaks during a UN Security Council meeting on the Israel-Hamas war, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on November 29, 2023. Andrea RENAULT / AFP
By Lukas Fiala 方朗克 With a first truce between Israel and Hamas and the initial release of hostages in the headlines, we should begin to draw wider lessons from China’s response to the crisis to enhance our understanding of Beijing’s approach to overseas insecurity.

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“Although China has 17% of the global population, it is responsible for just 11% of cumulative emissions. China is also much poorer per person than the U.S. – or indeed, any of the developed countries expected to provide climate finance. Nonetheless, China gives $2.6 billion of climate finance a year.”

Sarah Colenbrander, Overseas Development Institute, United States

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