Five Ways China Will React to the Gaza Firestorm

Reverberating from the shock of the Hamas attack on Israel, every state in the world is calibrating its response: Some will be humanitarian. Some will be realist. And some will be opportunistic. How will China play its hand?

PALESTINIAN GAZA ISRAEL CONFLICT Smoke plumes billow during Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on October 12, 2023. (Photo: Mahumd Hams/AFP)