China Calls for Two-State Solution in Palestine, Diplomacy To Stop Fighting
Oct. 9, 2023, (EIRNS)—Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning indicated today that China is following the Gaza-Israel conflict with great concern.
“We’re deeply saddened by the civilian casualties and oppose and condemn acts that harm civilians. We oppose moves that escalate the conflict and destabilize the region and hope fighting will stop and peace will return soon. The international community needs to play an effective role to jointly help cool down the situation,”
she told reporters during the ministry’s regular press briefing.
“To end the cycle of conflict between Palestine and Israel, it is essential to restart the peace talks, implement the two-state solution and settle the Palestine question fully and properly through political means at an early date so as to take care of each party’s legitimate concerns. China will continue to work relentlessly with the international community towards this end.”
The Times of Israel noted that Mao’s statement comes after U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told China’s Foreign Minister that he was very disappointed by Beijing’s previous statement on the recent Hamas attack because it didn’t show any sympathy or support for Israel. “I urge you and the Chinese people to stand with the Israeli people and condemn these cowardly and vicious attacks,” Schumer, who is leading a delegation of six senators to China, told Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Schumer later met with President Xi Jinping, and also informed him that Schumer expected China to condemn the attacks.