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Chinese envoy urges cancellation of Israeli military operation in Rafah

2024-05-21 11:19 Last Updated At:20:27

A Chinese envoy on Monday urged Israel to cancel its military operation in Rafah, the southernmost city in the Gaza Strip.

Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Rafah, Fu Cong, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, also called on the United States to play a constructive role in achieving a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

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Chinese envoy urges cancellation of Israeli military operation in Rafah

A Chinese envoy on Monday urged Israel to cancel its military operation in Rafah, the southernmost city in the Gaza Strip.

Chinese envoy urges cancellation of Israeli military operation in Rafah

Chinese envoy urges cancellation of Israeli military operation in Rafah

China calls on US to play constructive role in stopping Israeli attacks in Rafah: envoy

China calls on US to play constructive role in stopping Israeli attacks in Rafah: envoy

China calls on US to play constructive role in stopping Israeli attacks in Rafah: envoy

China calls on US to play constructive role in stopping Israeli attacks in Rafah: envoy

China calls on US to play constructive role in stopping Israeli attacks in Rafah: envoy

China calls on US to play constructive role in stopping Israeli attacks in Rafah: envoy

He noted that since the conflict broke out last October, the international community has repeatedly called for an immediate ceasefire, and the Security Council resolutions have clearly demanded it. However, Israel has turned a deaf ear to this and is still pushing forward a large-scale attack on Rafah, displacing hundreds of thousands of people in the Gaza Strip. China expresses serious concern and strong opposition to this.

"Israel must immediately stop its military operation in Rafah. China supports the Security Council in taking further actions to ensure the implementation of the requirements of Security Council Resolution 2728. We also hope that the U.S., as a country with significant influence on Israel, will play a fair role in achieving a ceasefire," Fu said.

Fu pointed out that land transportation is the key to realize large-scale access of humanitarian aid supplies, and there is no other way to replace it. China urges Israel to earnestly fulfill its obligations under international law and international humanitarian law, immediately open all land crossing points and ensure the supply of basic subsistence materials such as food, medicine and fuel.

Fu stressed once again that that the two-state solution is the only feasible way to solve the Palestine-Israel Conflict. China supports Palestine's independent statehood and its early accession as a full member of the UN.

Chinese envoy urges cancellation of Israeli military operation in Rafah

Chinese envoy urges cancellation of Israeli military operation in Rafah

Chinese envoy urges cancellation of Israeli military operation in Rafah

Chinese envoy urges cancellation of Israeli military operation in Rafah

China calls on US to play constructive role in stopping Israeli attacks in Rafah: envoy

China calls on US to play constructive role in stopping Israeli attacks in Rafah: envoy

China calls on US to play constructive role in stopping Israeli attacks in Rafah: envoy

China calls on US to play constructive role in stopping Israeli attacks in Rafah: envoy

China calls on US to play constructive role in stopping Israeli attacks in Rafah: envoy

China calls on US to play constructive role in stopping Israeli attacks in Rafah: envoy

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China's Xinjiang sees foreign trade value up 48.4 pct in first half of 2024

2024-07-18 18:36 Last Updated At:19:07

The total import and export value of goods in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region grew by 48.4 percent year on year, reaching 200 billion yuan (about 27.56 billion U.S. dollars) in the first half of 2024.

This robust growth is attributed to the high-level opening up of Xinjiang, which has advanced connectivity between China and other countries, the prominent role played by the grand channels to the west, and optimized foreign trade methods.

In the first half of the year, Xinjiang traded with 205 countries and regions. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan topped the list of trade partners, with growth rates of 45.8 percent and 8.7 percent, respectively.

Data shows that the volume of imports and exports through Xinjiang's ports reached 39.338 million tons, marking an 11.9 percent increase. According to railway authorities, 4,691 China-Europe Railway Express trains and 3,055 China-Asia Railway Express trains passed through the Alashankou and Khorgos ports, reflecting year-on-year growth rates of 10.1 percent and 5.3 percent, respectively.

Additionally, the import and export volumes by road, water, rail, and air transport in Xinjiang increased by 14.8 percent, 257.2 percent, 62.4 percent, and 18 percent, respectively.

The pilot free trade zones and comprehensive bonded zones have become important engines driving Xinjiang's foreign trade.

In the first half of the year, Xinjiang's free trade zones (FTZs) had a combined import and export value of 72.82 billion yuan (about 10.03 billion U.S. dollars), accounting for 33 percent of the total value of Xinjiang's foreign trade.

During the same period, the total import and export value of the four bonded zones in Kashgar, Khorgos, Alashankou, and Urumqi reached 95.39 billion yuan (about 13.14 billion U.S. dollars), up by 58.1 percent, accounting for 43.2 percent of the region's trade.

Cross-border small-volume trade, general trade, bonded logistics, and other trade modes have become more balanced, further optimizing the foreign trade structure.

China's Xinjiang sees foreign trade value up 48.4 pct in first half of 2024

China's Xinjiang sees foreign trade value up 48.4 pct in first half of 2024

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