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UN Passes Gaza Resolution Despite US Objection, Calling for Immediate and Sustained ‘Humanitarian Truce’, China Voted in Favor
October 30, 2023
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UN Passes Gaza Resolution Despite US Objection, Calling for Immediate and Sustained ‘Humanitarian Truce’, China Voted in Favor

On October 27th, the 10th emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce” between Israeli forces and Hamas militants in Gaza.

The resolution calls for an “immediate, lasting and sustained humanitarian truce” between the Israeli army and the militants of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), calls on Israel to rescind the order requiring civilians and others to leave North Gaza, and condemns all acts of violence against Palestinian and Israeli civilians.

It marks the first formal response of the United Nations to the escalation of violence in Israel and Palestine since the Hamas terror attacks of 7 October, after the Security Council failed on four occasions to reach consensus on any action. The United States and Israel voted against it. China voted in favor. On Chinese internet. Netizens slam the brutality and colonialism Isreal imposed on Palestinian Arabs.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Wraps Up His Visit to China

Governor of California Gavin Newsom ended his weeklong trip to China in Shanghai on Sunday by launching a new climate partnership with the city and touring Tesla’s Shanghai gigafactory.

Starting from October 23, Newsom’s extensive itinerary took him across various economic powerhouses in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, and Jiangsu, besides Hong Kong. During his stay in China, Newsom held meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Vice President Han Zheng, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Newsom’s visit to China has yielded significant progress in advancing climate action and cooperation, promoting economic development and tourism, and strengthening cultural ties.

California holds prominence in terms of population, politics, economics, and culture. It is home to the largest Chinese-American community in the United States and has long served as a vital gateway for U.S.-China cooperation. Many analysts believe that the outcomes of Newsom’s visit will serve as a model for other U.S. states seeking to enhance their ties with China.

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Passenger Throws Coins into a Plane’s Engine, Causing Delay of a China Southern Airlines Flight

On October 29th, China Southern Airlines flight CZ3121 experienced a significant delay after a passenger threw coins toward one of the plane’s engines. The flight, originally scheduled for a 10 am departure, ultimately took off at 1:29 pm due to safety inspections. It eventually arrived safely at its destination at 4 pm. The airline confirmed that the passenger involved has been turned over to the police for further investigation.

This is not the first coin-toss incident in Chinese aviation. Similar incidents had occured in 2017, 2019 and 2021. All  coin-tossers said they did this as a form of prayer for blessings. Some netizens believe that science education should be strengthened to minimize such accidents caused by ignorance, while others believe penalties for perpetrators should be increased to protect the flight safety.

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