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.

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,...

China is downside risk for oil prices as OPEC meets: Analyst

All eyes are on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ahead of a highly-anticipated meeting later Thursday when the oil group looks set...

Aramco tightens grip on top oil market with China refinery

Saudi Arabian Oil Co has agreed to build a refinery and petrochemical plant in China, deepening ties between world’s biggest oil seller and its largest importer.

Are the good times over for Chinese tech investment in Israel?

Chinese investment in Israel rose tenfold in 2016, with tech a key sector, according to data from Thomson Reuters. We spoke to someone on...

Israel’s high-tech sector is thriving, and now China wants in on the action

Go to Israel and chances are you'll install some new apps on your phone, just to keep up. A few years ago that might...

China’s cautious Middle East strategy

It has been more than a decade that the region of the Middle East and North Africa has been through massive political upheavals. Of...

What’s Behind China’s Big New Drone Deal?

When China recently revealed it had secured the “biggest overseas purchase order” in the history of Chinese foreign drone sales, it did so in mysterious fashion

Tenfold increase in Chinese investment in Israel

Chinese investment in Israel has jumped tenfold since late 2016 due to increased US protectionism and a tougher regulatory stance adopted by America after...

China’s Big Play for Middle East Oil

China's Middle East energy footprint has been expanding. In February, it made a deal for a stake in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil.