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China Determined to Stay Out of Israel-Hamas War, Analysts Reflect on How Beijing’s Stance Will Impact Mideast Ties

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin at the regular press briefing in Beijing on October 10, 2023. Image via the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Chinese government is not budging from its initial response to the war between Hamas and Israel, refusing to condemn the initial assault over the weekend and appearing determined to remain on the sidelines.

On Tuesday, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wanbin restated the same talking points that it released over the weekend when it generically urged “all relevant parties to immediately cease fire.”

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