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China’s Special Envoy Will Go to the Middle East This Week to Push For Peace Talks

China's Special Envoy to the Middle East, Zhai Jun, will reportedly travel to the region this week to meet with key stakeholders in a longshot attempt to push for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. China's state broadcaster CCTV announced the ...

China Not be Ready for Primetime Mideast Mediation But Will Still Benefit From War’s Politics, Say Experts

China's evolving position on the war between Israel and Hamas provoked considerable discussion over the weekend from leading scholars and analysts around the world: PARALYSIS: For a while at least, Beijing’s Middle East policy is paralyzed by the war. The ...

China Largely Abandons Neutrality Stance in Israel-Hamas War as Beijing Ramps Up Mideast Diplomacy

After initially declaring its neutrality in the war between Israel and Hamas that erupted on October 7, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke out forcefully in defense of the Palestinians and accused the Jewish State of going "beyond self-defense."

Why the Israel Crisis Has Implications for China in the Global South

The carnage in Israel and Gaza seems to signal an inflection point, not only because of its omnidirectional horror but also because it again demonstrates the centrality of Israel and its West Asian neighborhood in the U.S. political imagination, a reality that has implications for China’s global ...

China Discusses Ceasefire, Aid to Gaza with Egypt

China’s Special Envoy to the Middle East, Zhai Jun, said China is “ready to coordinate” with Egypt to promote a ceasefire in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The comments came during a phone call with Osama Khedr, the assistant minister of the ...

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

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 ...

China’s One-Sided Coverage of the Gaza War: “In Beijing, Only the Palestinians Suffer”

Chinese television coverage of the early stages of the war between Hamas and Israel appears to focus disproportionately on the suffering of Palestinians and very little on the victims of the fighting in Israel. Phil Cunningham, creator of ...

China’s Nascent Mideast Diplomacy At Risk of Becoming Casualty of War

By Eric Olander, CGSP Editor-in-Chief Ever since China helped negotiate a détente between Saudi Arabia and Iran last April, Beijing and its supporters have spent the past six months promoting themselves as skilled Mideast peace brokers that can succeed where others ...

China “Should Have Taken a Stronger Stand” Against Hamas Attack, Says Israeli Diplomat in Beijing

China was among the last of the major powers to respond to the large-scale surprise attack by Hamas on Saturday that triggered an all-out war with Israel. And when the Foreign Ministry did issue a statement on Sunday, it was promptly derided by ...

Dissecting the Chinese Statement on the Israel-Palestinian Conflict for Clues to Beijing’s Next Steps

China analysts are parsing through the Chinese Foreign Ministry's statement on the Israel-Palestinian conflict to look for clues on which way Beijing will go in how it responds to the war. Wen-Ti Sung, a lecturer in the Taiwan Studies Program at ...
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