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  6/19/2013, Tammuz 11, 5773

China Urges Peace Talks to Settle 'Palestinian Question'

China called for a resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority at a conference in Beijing Tuesday, as the rising global power seeks greater diplomatic influence in the Middle East.

"We need to redouble efforts to promote peace talks," assistant foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu said at the United Nations International Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace, an event attended by diplomats, UN delegates, academics, and figures from the Palestinian and Israeli parliaments.