China criticized the United States for its role in the Middle East tensions, adding that its veto has paralyzed the Security Council.
In a statement issued on late Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry urged a complete cease-fire by Israel in Palestine.
"What US does amid the Palestine-Israel conflict is deeply disappointing. Is this the human rights US touts around when Palestinian people suffer, or is it an excuse to serve US self-interest?" Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in short statement posted on Twitter.
"Is this what US calls rule-based international order?" the spokesman questioned.