China foreign minister says cause of conflict is ‘injustice’ against Palestinians

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, not pictured, speak during a press conference following the EU-China High-Level Strategic Dialogue, in Beijing, China, Friday Oct. 13, 2023. (Reuters)
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BEIJING: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday that the cause of the Israel-Hamas conflict was “historical injustice” against Palestinians, as he met with the EU’s foreign policy chief in Beijing.

“The root of this problem lies in the long delay in the realization of Palestine’s aspiration to establish an independent state, and in the fact that the historical injustice suffered by the Palestinian people has not been corrected,” Wang said after holding a meeting with Josep Borrell.