China announces support for Palestinian UN statehood bid
China joins Spain and other countries in pledging support for Palestinian Authorities’ September bid for nationhood, a bid vehemently opposed by Israel.
|China’s Chief of Staff, Gen. Chen Bingde meeting with Defense Minister Ehud Barak.|
China says it supports a Palestinian plan to seek full membership in the United Nations next month.
China’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday that Wu Sike, its special envoy on the Middle East, told Palestinian leaders in a meeting in Ramallah that Beijing and the Chinese people have always supported the Palestinian cause.
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