Can China become a ‘peacemaker’ in the Middle East?
30 April 2023 | 2:50 pm
China has been promoting itself as a peacemaker in the Middle East. Beijing brokered a peace deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia — and is now eyeing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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