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Xinhua Lays Out China’s Approach in the Middle East

An Israeli flag flies at a position in southern Israel while across the border in the Gaza Strip a fireball erupts during Israeli bombardment on November 8, 2023 amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

Since the Hamas attacks on Israel triggered a growing conflict, China’s position has come in for a lot of discussion around whether it will mediate in the crisis, as offered earlier.

However, China has so far largely followed a cautious approach, sticking to its traditional playbook in calling for a two-state solution and peace negotiations.

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