Xi to edge out the US in the Middle East and Back Palestinian Statehood

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on June 14, 2023, at the start of a three-day visit to China [Jade Goa via Reuters]

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • China’s Xi Jinping backs ‘just cause’ of Palestinian statehood
  • President Xi Jinping says China backs the Palestinian struggle for statehood as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrived for a three-day visit.
  • The Palestinian leader was welcomed with full military honors at the Great Hall of the People on Wednesday in Beijing.
  • “We are good friends and partners,” Xi told Abbas at the start of their meeting. “We have always firmly supported the just cause of the Palestinian people to restore their legitimate national rights.”
  • Xi made the comments as China stakes out a greater role in the Middle East to edge out the United States’ influence there while seeking to facilitate Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

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