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,...

China-UAE cooperation growing, says President Xi Jinping

China and the UAE are increasingly cooperating in a number of sectors, including energy, industry and finance, according to Chinese President Xi Jinping. Writing in...

Israel’s very popular on Chinese social media—thanks to China’s online Islamophobia

With Facebook and Twitter blocked in China, foreign embassies looking to spread their message in China have to turn to WeChat and Weibo—two of...

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...

China steps to the plate and offers a Chinese vision to peace between Israelis...

China’s expressed interest in getting more actively involved in trying to solve the Israeli-Palestinian issue stems from a concern that any explosion in the...

China is trying to pull Middle East countries into its version of NATO

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a Central Asian security bloc led by China and Russia that is often described as a future Eastern...

Qatar Standoff Tests China’s Neutrality on Saudi-Iran Feud

Talks this week on letting Iran join a Beijing-based cooperation bloc highlight the challenge China faces in trying to avoid taking sides in the...

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...

Arab states’ rift with Qatar clouds China’s plans for Gulf free-trade deal

The shock decision by the Arab world’s strongest powers to isolate Qatar will complicate China’s efforts to reach a free-trade deal with the region,...

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