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Israel Denounces China’s Support of Palestinians’ Right to “Armed Struggle”, Calls Beijing’s ICJ Statement “Unfortunate”

The Israeli government issued its first official response to China's testimony at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last week that said Palestinians have a legitimate right to "armed struggle" against "Israeli oppression." Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lior Haiat said the ...

China’s Defense of Palestinians’ Right to Armed Resistance Gets Muted Response in Israel, Welcomed by Both Hamas and Iran

The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and its Iranian backers both welcomed a strongly-worded statement delivered late last week at the International Court of Justice that said Palestinians' use of force to "resist foreign oppression" is an "inalienable right." Beijing's top diplomat for ...

Wang Yi Lays Out Sweeping Foreign Policy Vision Where China Will be a “Force for Stability”

Foreign Minister Wang Yi countered critics who contend Beijing is freeloading off the international system in the Mideast and fueling instability in Asia, saying China will be a "force for stability" in the world. "No matter the changes in the ...

Two Scholars Try to Clear Up Some of the Confusion Over China’s Response to the Israel-Hamas War

In the days after Palestinian terrorists brutally attacked civilians in southern Israel last October, there were widespread expectations that China was going to play a prominent role in mediating a settlement among the warring parties. Beijing dispatched its Special Envoy ...

China and the Global South’s Merging Talking Points

Considering that we’re called “The China-Global South Project,” it’s probably not surprising that we’ve long predicted that the developing world is becoming more central to China’s global geopolitical agenda. Other analysts are coming around to this view. For example, the Asia ...

Israel’s Ambassador to China Seeks to Maintain Economic Ties Amid Strains Over Gaza War

Israel's ambassador to China, Irit Ben-Abba Vitale, acknowledged that her government and China have not been able to resolve their differences over the war in Gaza but said that she hopes the dispute will not derail economic ties. "We argue on ...

Israel Wants to Know How Chinese Weapons Found Their Way Into Hamas’ Arsenal

The Israel Defense Force (IDF) claims that the Islamic militant group Hamas has "massive" stockpiles of Chinese-made weapons that include assault rifles, rocket launchers and advance telecommunications gear. "This is top-grade weaponry and communications technology, stuff that Hamas didn't have before, with ...

China: U.S. is Hypocritical When It Claims to Care About the People in Gaza, Yet Vetos Ceasefire Resolutions at the UN

Chinese diplomats and Communist Party (CPC) media outlets blasted the United States for what it calls a double standard of claiming to be concerned about the welfare of Palestinians in Gaza while at the same time vetoing ceasefire resolutions at the United Nations.

What Can We Learn From China’s Response to the Gaza Crisis?

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 ...

The Longer the Israel-Hamas War Goes, the Worse It Is for China’s Interests in the Middle East, Says Scholar

Prior to the horrific terrorist attacks by Hamas on civilians in southern Israel on October 7th, China presented itself as a burgeoning diplomatic power in the region that was gearing up to take on a larger role brokering peace deals across the Middle East. ...
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