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China Isn’t Ready to Recognize Israel

March 17, 1988
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The People’s Republic of China will not establish diplomatic relations with Israel until it alters its policies, Haaretz reported from London Wednesday, quoting the Chinese foreign minister, Wu Xueqian.

“The time is not right at present to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, given the existing situation,” the minister said Tuesday, according to Haaretz’s London correspondent.

He said China is interested in participating in an international conference as a solution to the Middle East conflict. But he would not say whether the Peking government would recognize Israel as a precondition for its participation, Haaretz reported.

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