The proposal was laid out in a paper stating China's position on resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict released by the Chinese foreign ministry, and as Beijing took over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for November.
The truce in the Gaza war had been due to end at 05:00 GMT on Thursday, but the Israeli army said the 'operational pause' would continue as international mediators negotiate the release of hostages held by Hamas.
Israel has released 20 female Palestinian citizens of Israel as part of its captive exchange deal with Hamas, sparking controversy as most had not even been convicted, and the worrying legal consequences for those freed aren't yet clear.
The Hamas-Israel prisoner exchange has gathered unprecedented attention to each of its details. All of which are loaded with political, psychological and historical significance and future implications for years to come.