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“Enough is Enough” – China Takes a Stronger Stand on Israel Crisis

Chinese ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun speaking as the rotating president of the Security Council. Image via @Chinamission2un.

China is using its presidency of the UN Security Council to call for a ceasefire in Gaza amid spiraling civilian casualties. In remarks at a Security Council briefing about the crisis on Friday, Zhang Jun, Beijing’s Special Envoy to the U.N., said: “The world must speak out together: Enough is enough.”

China is increasingly positioning itself as the voice of global consensus on the Gaza crisis. This includes implicitly calling out the United States for its continued support of Israel:

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