China To Support Palestinian UN Statehood Bid

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China has announced its support for Palestine’s United Nations Statehood bid in September. The announcement came on Thursday during a meeting between Chinese special envoy to the Middle East, Wu Sike and Palestinian leaders in Ramallah. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Wu assured the Palestinian people of Beijing’s support for the Palestinian bid.
The announcement follows similar remarks by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which also expressed support for an independent Palestinian state.

Palestine’s attempts at gaining full membership in the UN is opposed by Israel which demands the Palestinian Authorities to first agree to a negotiated peace agreement.