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Explaining Indonesia’s Different Responses To Palestine, Xinjiang, and Myanmar’s Rohingya

On November 16, 2023, an overcrowded wooden boat carrying around 250 Rohingyas attempted to land in the Indonesian province of Aceh. They were unwelcome, and locals turned the boat away. The Rohingyas are a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority group in Myanmar. Thousands are forced to risk ...

China Adamantly Refuses to Get Pulled Into Israel-Hamas Conflict

An Al Jazeera reporter at the Chinese Foreign Ministry's regular press briefing in Beijing did their level best on Tuesday to try and get Spokesperson Mao Ning to budge, even a little, on China's hands-off approach to the escalating war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza ...

Israeli Media Reaction to China’s Stance on the Israel-Hamas War

By Amanda Chen As the Israel Defense Forces’ Operation Iron Swords continues in the Gaza Strip, a month after Hamas’ surprise terror attack on southern Israel on October 7, this edition of the ChinaMed Observer delves into the Israeli media’s response ...

Xinhua Lays Out China’s Approach in the Middle East

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 ...

U.S.-China Meeting on Middle East

Chinese special envoy to the Middle East Zhai Jun met with Nicholas Burns, the U.S. ambassador to China. They discussed the Gaza crisis and the wider situation in the Middle East, according to a statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry. (CGTN)

China Denies Omitting Israel From Maps

China’s government pointed out that its official maps include Israel, after social media users noted that the country was missing from maps services run by companies Baidu and Alibaba. The issue initially caused confusion, as multiple Western media outlets asserted that Israel was ...

China Is Playing the Long Game in the Middle East: Analysts

China was one of 121 countries that voted for a UN General Assembly resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian truce in Gaza on Friday. The vote positioned it against Israel and its key ally, the U.S. Gilad Erdan, Israel’s ambassador to the UN,  accused the countries voting for the ...

China’s Special Mideast Envoy Largely Unseen at Cairo Peace Conference

Despite all of the talk over the past year of China's ambitions to be a major player in brokering Mideast peace, Beijing's Special Envoy to the region, Zhai Jun, was largely absent from the emergency discussions on the Israel-Gaza war that took place in Cairo on Saturday. ...

What is China Trying to Achieve in the Middle East? Prominent Chinese Scholar Lays it Out

Chinese diplomacy in the Middle East has become a lot more prominent over the last few years, especially with its brokering of a diplomatic thaw between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Since the start of the Israel conflict, China has called for a ceasefire and drew Israeli anger ...

Can’t Be Ambiguous and Mediate: The Limits of China’s Involvement in Israel-Palestine

By Felix Brender 王哲謙 and Lukas Fiala Invigorated by having kicked the Saudi-Iranian deal over the finish line earlier this year, China had initially tried to appear neutral and present itself as a potential mediator in the most recent escalation in violence between Israelis ...
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