This is a major breakthrough in history. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will also visit China, the former time from 55 days to 7 days, which is 6 to 10 days, 6, 7, two days will overlap.
After a lapse of 10, Palestine and Israel again simultaneous access to a country, just access the object by 10 before the United States becomes. In the context of the United States gradually fade from the Middle East, China actively coordinating the situation in the Middle East, there has been extremely rare in the history of this world and diplomatic access arrangements.
“China’s position in the Middle East can only be ‘superficial’, from the beginning of the visit, and perhaps the history of the Middle East will be rewritten.” MAO, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, said in an interview with the “International Finance News” reporter .
China has become the most “appropriate” countries
“U.S. policy in the Middle East is withdrawn out of the world’s hope for peace in the Middle East countries, China.” MAO, energy dependence, diplomatic layout strategies, norms governing international relations, determines the Middle East countries and China closer and , farther and farther away from the United States, the main reason for this trend.
MAO believe that China’s dependence on Middle East oil reached a record high. Per 80 million barrels of oil imports from the Middle East, energy reform as the United States, the sources of oil become increasingly dependent on Mexico, Brazil and other countries in the Western Hemisphere, greatly reduced with the stakeholders of the countries in the Middle East. The amount of China’s oil imports from the Middle East may soon be the United States 5-6 times.
In the norms governing international relations, the
taken by the United States in the Middle East “aircraft carrier” strategy is to rely on the hard fist of the military to achieve control, China mainly rely on the peaceful coexistence of the Middle Eastern countries to achieve regional stability, by the soft power. ” China and between the Palestinian-Israeli bilateral relations firm, won a large room for maneuver to promote the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks. China has long maintained a solid relationship with the Arab world, also has a good relationship with Israel, and advocated a peaceful, stable, neutral attitude has won the trust of the countries in the Middle East.
The same time, the United States in the Middle East more than a dozen have been performed favoritism policy, can not be neutral and objective handling of the Middle East problem, a “neutral” middleman “gradually lost the trust of the majority of Arab countries.
Middle East, China is essential
Distinguished Research Fellow
China Institute of International Studies Huihou “International Finance, said the two leaders of the Palestinian-Israeli front and rear legs to China, unique in the history of Chinese Foreign. “The two leaders to visit, not only embodies the CMB, good bilateral relations, but also that they attach great importance to China as a big developing countries to play a role in promoting the Middle East peace process.”
In a particularly noteworthy detail is that the Chinese government made it clear to visiting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas posts positioned as the President of the country “, instead of” President of the Union “that explicitly recognize Abbas The head of state “, that is clear that Palestine as an independent state,” instead of “regional” has legitimacy as an independent country. 2012, successful Palestinian UN observer status, if in 2013 successfully apply to become official members of the United Nations, that they become formally independent countries. This requires as a world power and a permanent member of the UN Security Council – China’s support, also requires the recognition of Israel, the visit to China, might be able to dialogue with Israel, Palestinians may be “too”.
Chinese interests in the Middle East needs a peaceful and stable environment guaranteed. Mr. LI Shao believes that China’s influence in the Middle East recently increased significantly, the increasingly close relationship between the countries in the Middle East, especially in the context of the international financial crisis, China’s trade with the Middle East countries, China Contemporary International Relations Research Institute growing rapidly. At the same time, experienced a big change in the situation in the Middle East, the willingness to develop relations with China are also increasingly enhanced. “In fact, with the development of China, the Chinese side is willing to assume more international responsibility in the affairs of the Middle East.”
Middle East to usher in a new era?
“Nature of the situation in the Middle East between the great powers of the world game.” MAO analysis, the United States is willing to let the Palestinian Israeli peace talks in China’s mediation, will be key factors. Palestine, Israel’s own internal differences and forces the game will also be important factors.
1993 Oslo agreement since the signing of the Palestinian-Israeli issue has been pushed back to 20. Future resumption of peace talks must have two conditions: First, the Palestinians and Israelis must persist in advancing the peace process, as the only way out; international community should spare no effort to promote from the outside. “The upside is that the international community has fully recognized the importance of promoting the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, understand that if there is no Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, it is impossible to end unrest in the Middle East.” Said Shao-first.
Palestinian-Israeli peace talks has been the time is ripe? Israel, although the surface is tough, but the actual pursuit of peace and does not want all day long in a state of war, the Palestinians and the Israelis have been willing to sit down and talk. “MAO” International Finance News “reporter, but asserted the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, the time is ripe for the early, The visit to China will probably become a major turning point.