Palestine

Tiananmen Anniversary Inspires Reflection on Palestine

On the 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, people around the world commemorated with vigils and recollections, while Chinese authorities massively censored references to the incident in the mainland and Hong Kong. Some...

Diverse Sinophone Groups Voice Support for Gaza

Israel’s war in Gaza has elicited increasing attention from the Sinophone world, as five months of violence have led to the deaths of 32,000 Palestinians, an imminent famine in northern Gaza, and little progress on freeing...

China Sidesteps Israel-Hamas Conflict

The recent escalation of Israeli-Hamas conflict in Gaza has incited fierce reactions around the world and put Beijing in an uncomfortable position. The latest figures show that at least 1,300 Israelis were killed by Hamas’...

Can China Play a Role in Mideast Peace?

After hosting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas earlier this week, and with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set to wrap up his own China trip in Beijing tomorrow, the world is speculating about what the back-to-back...

China Slams Israel Ahead of PM Visit

While Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas wrapped up his visit to China, Barbara Demick of The Los Angeles Times reported that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured Shanghai on Tuesday ahead of his own visit to the...

Mahmoud Abbas Seeks Beijing’s Support

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is visiting Beijing ahead of a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Ahead of both trips, Chinese officials said that they would be willing to assist with talks between the two...

Energy Security Guides China on Gaza

The Asia Times reports that China has joined international calls for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and will be sending a special Middle East conflict resolution envoy to Egypt, Palestine, and Israel.  China also has promised...

IDF: Rocket that Hit Beersheba School Made in China

From ynetnews.com: Brigadier-General Avraham Ben-David told reporters that in light of the rocket attacks on Beersheba, all planned events with over 100 participants will be cancelled, including New Year’s Eve parties....

Tibet, Palestine and the Politics of Failure

Fred Halliday is a well-known and authoritative scholar on Middle Eastern affairs and a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics. He writes on opemDemocracy.net: Two current and high-profile events...

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