Israel-Gaza crisis an opportunity for China to position itself as peace broker

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When China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi toured the Middle East in March, he pledged that China would play a “constructive role” in trying to solve the endless regional conflicts. He specifically floated an offer to host talks in Beijing between Israel and the Palestinians.He renewed that offer on May 16, while chairing a meeting at the UN Security Council on the latest armed clashes across the West Bank, and lambasted Washington for blocking international efforts to seek a de-escalation of the…

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