China’s foreign policy apparatus

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XI Jinping, who is China’s foreign policy apparatus, has taken a long-term stance over many years to solidify and stand by the Palestinians as they fight for the State of Palestine. Beijing has also been known to be seen as a force for peace and stability in attempting to resolve the international issues between Palestine and Israel. Gallagher, 2023 notes what is called a ‘white whale’ of peacemaking efforts has yet to be seen by China or Beijing, however as neither has offered to mediate between Israelis and Palestinians. China and Beijing have millions and, in some cases, even billions of dollars invested in crude oil, electric vehicle ventures, and other financial ventures with both Arab states as with Palestine so there is much to be lost should they choose a side and stand to fight with Palestine.


In William Ury’s Getting to Yes, he speaks of conflict resolution and utilizes communication skills such as active listening and acknowledgment as techniques for peacekeeping and notes that the concept of nonviolence is more technique than a concept to the end resolve. Ury’s approach to peacemaking is a Popular paradigm versus if we were to look at another paradigm called the Numinar, whereas Peck’s The Different Drum offers peacemaking techniques as more of a community-building allowing for people to be more fully human. In the conflict above, China is taking more of Bouling and Galtung’s stance of “peace as the absence of war, violence, conflict in international terms” (Rinehart, 2001). Interestingly though, Gray Cox argues, “If peace is the absence of conflict, war, and violence being consequences of conflict, and if human beings are seen as fundamentally violent, aggressive, and conflictual, then peace in a complete sense is the annihilation of humanity” (Rinehart, 2001). Julian Ouellet, 2003 notes that peacekeeping depends on two factors; the peace agreement must be tenable for both sides, and success is contingent on clear strategies for implementing nation-building and institutional development or democratization. In the case of Palestine fighting for the right of State, for China and Beijing to continue to have profitable financial ventures, they must not indulge in any acts of war, conflict, or violence, even if it means standing on the ethically right side of a war between two countries.

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