What role will China play in the end times before Jesus returns? The Bible does not tell us much. Most Biblical prophecy majors on the Middle Eastern nations that surround Israel and are hostile and dead set on its demise.
In fact, because China has become Israel’s largest source of imports in 2021 with $10.7 billion, overcoming the previous top spot held by the United States with $8.3 billion, as revealed by Israel’s National Bureau of Statistics last Thursday, China may well support Israel in its battle against its hostile Muslim neighbours.
Considering China has demonstrated its hostility to Muslims living in China’s Xinjiang region this is a reasonable assumption. Teaching Islam at home is a crime in Xinjiang, and many have been arrested in southern Xinjiang since 1995 when the police began enforcing the law. Schoolchildren spend much of their time learning Party theory (Mao, Deng, Jiang) by rote. Clerks in the Executive Administration – a puppet government subordinate to the Party – also spend at least six hours a week studying Party Policy and are required to monitor the mosques every Friday. Names are taken and ages are checked and any mistake by the clerk means their job.
With regard to imports, following the United States was Switzerland with nearly $6.6 billion and Germany following close behind.
The United States, however, retained its spot as the top destination for Israeli exports in 2021 with $16.2 billion.
In September, Israel opened a Chinese-operated shipping port in Haifa to increase competition and the country’s status as a trading nexus.
CIA director Bill Burns reportedly told Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett during a visit in August that the United States is concerned about Chinese investments, especially in the high-tech sector and infrastructure projects.
The one Scripture that could implicate China in the final battle of Armageddon is the following one although it could also refer to all the Muslim nations to Israel’s east.
“The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east. And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.” Revelation 16:12-14