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Abbas expresses support for China amid Pelosi visit

China's President Xi Jinping (right), and his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (AP/Jason Lee)
China's President Xi Jinping (right), and his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (AP/Jason Lee)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s office issues a statement affirming Ramallah’s support for the People’s Republic of China, ‘its sovereignty and territorial integrity” as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan for a visit that Beijing has billed as a provocation.

Abbas “calls for stopping any actions that contradict the one-China policy and stresses its right to defend its sovereign, security and development interests,” the statement says.

China has been a longtime supporter of the Palestinian cause.

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