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1) China urges sides concerned to accelerate redesign of Iran’s Arak reactor
Beijing, Monday, 23 November 2015
Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that China has called on all relevant parties concerned to accelerate substantial work for design and reconstruction of Iran’s Arak heavy water reactor.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

2) Israeli President calls for closer economic cooperation with China
Jerusalem, Wednesday, 11 November 2015.
At a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called for further tapping the potential of Israel –China cooperation in various fields.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

3) Chinese Vice Premier urges closer agricultural cooperation with Israel
Jerusalem, Thursday, 12 November 2015
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said that China and Israel should further strengthen bilateral co-operation in agriculture, including innovation, water management, seed research and development.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

4) Israel ready to achieve more in economic cooperation with China: PM
Jerusalem, Friday, 13 November2015.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a meeting with the visiting Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang expressed readiness to make joint efforts with China for further bilateral cooperation in economy and trade, science and technology, innovation, agriculture as well as culture.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

5) China supports Palestinian just cause, development: Vice Premier
Ramallah, Friday, 13 November 2015.
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Rami Hamdalla. He said that China supported Palestine’s economy, livelihood and its capacity building, and would make every effort to implement the on-going plans and projects.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

6) Chinese president urges comprehensive, fair solution to the Palestinian issue
Beijing, Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Chinese resident Xi Jinping stated that an early comprehensive and fair solution to the Palestinian issue serves the interest of all people in the Middle East region.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

7) China reiterates stance of political resolution to Syria Crisis
Beijing, Sunday, 1 November 2015
A multilateral meeting on Syria was held in Vienna, which included regional players like China, Russia, the United States, Iran and Saudi Arabia. In the meeting, China reiterated that it supported a political resolution to the Syrian crisis.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

8) China hopes Vienna meeting offers solution to Syria crisis
Beijing, Friday, 13 November 2015
China hopes that the second Vienna meeting on Syrian crisis would offer fruitful solutions to the conflict.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

9) China proposes comprehensive ceasefire in Syria
Vienna, Saturday, 14 November 2015
China proposed a comprehensive ceasefire in Syria and called on the international community to take united efforts to fight against any form of terrorism. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong said that a ceasefire for the current scenario in Syria.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

10) Arabic learning gets popularity in western China
Lanzhou, Friday, 13 November 2015
The Belt and Road initiative has began to generate jobs and business opportunities and due to this young Chinese people are becoming more interested in learning Arabic.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

11) Political solutions key to Middle East issues: Chinese envoy
Amman, Tuesday, 17 November 2015
China’s special envoy to the Middle East Gong Xiaosheng stated that China believes political solutions are key to resolving issues and conflicts in the Middle East.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

12) Death of Chinese hostage held by IS
Beijing, Thursday, 19 November 2015
Fan Jinghui, a Chinese who was held hostage by the Islamic State in Syria, was confirmed dead by the Chinese authorities.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing


Minakshi Sardar is pursuing M. Phil degree at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  Email

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