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Jingyi Pan

Jingyi Pan is an MPhil candidate in International Relations and a member of Mansfield College at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on Chinese foreign policy and the invocation of collective trauma. She works as the Communications Secretary for the Oxford International Relations Society.
Prior to Oxford, Jingyi attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and with departmental honours. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Communications and Global Studies. She has worked as a Research Assistant for the UCLA Political Science Department and outreach for the United Nations Women LA.

Almost a week after Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel on October 7, China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, called for a global peace conference and a ceasefire. China’s messages can be boiled down to three main points: 1) condemning attacks on both Israeli and Palestinian civilians and the breaking of international law, 2) calling for dialogue between the warring sides, and 3) emphasising the necessity of a two-state solution. China’s messaging follows a similar pattern expressed after previous Israel-Palestine escalations, whereby Beijing refuses to take sides explicitly, urging restraint and promoting peace talks. Chinese-Palestinian & Chinese-Israeli relations: China’s ‘neutrality’ leans in support of Palestine, at least rhetorically. While insisting on both Israel and Palestine’s right to statehood, Wang Yi …