WANG Bo, Mu Chunhuan: The Process of China's Participation in the Major Powers Coordination on Hotspot Issues in the Middle East
Publish time: 2023-09-20 Browsing times: 20

Source: Studies on the History of Sino-Foreign Relations Vol.1

Abstract: Since China announced its reform and opening in the late 1970s, its diplomacy has gradually transcended ideology. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has begun to participate in coordinating hotspot issues in the Middle East by mediating the Palestinian issue and conducting shuttle diplomacy to deal with the Gulf crisis. Although limited by its strength in the initial stage, China could not have a substantial impact on Middle East affairs, this participation has created a good atmosphere for peace talks. After entering the new century, the Middle East has become an important part of China's peripheral strategy and a major source of energy, as well as China's ability to coordinate the issues in the Middle East. China not only continued to coordinate on the Palestinian issue but also played an important role in the political peace talks on the Iranian nuclear issue. Since the 18 National Congress of CPC, China has continuously opened up new prospects of major country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics, and adhered to the new principle of dialogue rather than confrontation, partnership instead of alliance in coordinating the hotspot issues in the Middle East, participated more extensively in the comprehensive coordination of the hotspot issues in the Middle East, and played an indispensable and important positive role.

Key Words: China's diplomacy; Diplomatic coordination; The Middle East; Hotspot Issues