China said on Friday that it welcomes and supports the UN Security Council resolution on Gaza. "The resolution reflects the concerns and desires of the international community on the situation in Gaza," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters. China called for effective implementation by all parties concerned of the new resolution and an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, Qin noted. China also urged Israel to withdraw its forces from Gaza, ensure the smooth operation of humanitarian aid activities and ease the humanitarian crisis in Gaza at an early date, he said.