The head of Chinese diplomacy: The humanitarian disaster in Gaza is a shame for civilization

"The fact that today, in the 21st century, this humanitarian disaster cannot be stopped is a human tragedy and a shame for civilization," Wang said at a press conference in Beijing.

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Ji at a press conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress (NPC), today in Beijing, Photo: Reuters
Ji at a press conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress (NPC), today in Beijing, Photo: Reuters
Disclaimer: The translations are mostly done through AI translator and might not be 100% accurate.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that the humanitarian disaster caused by the war in Gaza is "a shame for civilization" and repeated Beijing's call for an "immediate ceasefire".

"The fact that today, in the 21st century, this humanitarian disaster cannot be stopped is a human tragedy and a shame for civilization," Wang said at a press conference in Beijing.

According to him, no reason can justify the continuation of the conflict.

"The international community must react urgently, setting as an absolute priority an immediate ceasefire and cessation of hostilities," said the head of Chinese diplomacy, appealing that humanitarian aid should be a "moral responsibility".

Wang also said that Beijing advocates "full" membership of the Palestinian state in the United Nations.

Regarding Taiwan, China's foreign minister said Taiwanese separatists would be "liquidated by history."

"Anyone on the island of Taiwan who tries to achieve Taiwan's independence will inevitably be liquidated by history," Wang Yi said, adding that Taiwan "will never be allowed to separate from the motherland."

Wang also said Beijing will "defend" its rights in the South China Sea, following a series of incidents with the Philippines.

"We will defend our legitimate rights in accordance with the law," said the head of Chinese diplomacy.

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