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China backs Palestine's bid for UN membership

(Xinhua)

09:58, September 21, 2011

BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday said it backs Palestine's efforts to seek recognition by the United Nations.

"China understands, respects and supports Palestine's bid for UN membership," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing on Tuesday.

Hong's comments came after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday that he will formally apply for UN membership on Friday.

China has always supported Palestinians' and Arabs' push to restore their legitimate ethnic rights, Hong said.

Seeking independent statehood is the inalienable right of Palestinians, lays a foundation and precondition for the peaceful coexistence of Palestine and Israel and works toward creating lasting peace in the Middle East, Hong said.

Hong also urged the international community to enhance efforts to seek peace, promote consultations and push for the early resumption of Palestine-Israel negotiations.

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Hammad Sethi at 2011-09-2278.144.214.*
USA is trying not to do what it used to do shamelessly in the past by using the veto when USA used to be the self-proclaimed champion of secularism, respect for human rights, democracy and freedom, and international community was too timid to ask any questions. Now that the world understands true democracy and freedom, USA is doing what they do in third-rate rogue States in election rigging to achieve intended election results by coercion. United Nations offices should not be based in the USA.
  

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