China defies U.S. pressure as EU parts ways with Iranian oil

China, seeking to skirt U.S. sanctions, will use oil tankers from Iran for its purchases of that country’s crude, throwing Tehran a lifeline while...

China’s power in the Middle East is rising

Last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates, his second Middle East trip, after visiting Saudi Arabia,...

In blow to Trump, China rejects US request to cut Iran oil imports

China has rejected a US demand to cut Iranian oil imports despite Washington’s attempts to bring down the Islamic Republic's oil sales to zero, Bloomberg reports. The financial...

Why China Is Building A New City Out In The Desert Of Oman

Nobody is going to confuse the dusty fishing village of Duqm for Dubai. But Oman intends to change this by building an entirely new, $10.7...

Closer Ties: China And Saudi Arabia Sign $70 Billion in New Deals

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli made a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia from August 23 to August 25. During his visit, China and Saudi...

Abu Dhabi; China’s Maritime Silk Road Breaks Into The Middle East

The next stop on China’s “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” has been chosen: Abu Dhabi. At the end of last month, China’s Jiangsu province...

For China’s Global Ambitions, ‘Iran Is at the Center of Everything’

NEYSHABUR, Iran — When Zuao Ru Lin, a Beijing entrepreneur, first heard about business opportunities in eastern Iran, he was skeptical. But then he...

China is Getting More Interested in the Middle East

Much has been said about U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent visit to the Middle East but it’s worth remembering that only a few weeks...

The Dead Sea to Strengthen China’s Geopolitical Presence in the Middle East

China is a footstep away from winning the tender for Phase 1 of the Middle Eastern 'Red-Dead' water project, launched by Israel, Jordan and...

Why Qatar matters to China, in spite of Gulf isolation

The Qatar-China link goes deeper than the New Silk Road, raising broader trade and investment implications in wake of big Gulf diplomatic breakdown. Qatar may...

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