China Is Taking Advantage of U.S. Inaction on the Israel-Hamas War

China Is Taking Advantage of U.S. Inaction on the Israel-Hamas War
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses the United Nations Security Council, at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 26, 2019 (AP photo by Craig Ruttle).

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Under fire for staying silent on the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas, U.S. President Joe Biden finally expressed support for a cease-fire in a statement Tuesday. He followed that up today by telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “he expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire,” according to a White House readout of their call.

But Beijing—which for once is not on the receiving end of international pressure these days—did not miss the opportunity to lambaste Washington for its previous inaction.

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