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

Oman intends to change this by building an entirely new, $10.7 billion transit-oriented industrial city on the desertified coast of the Arabian Sea, 550 kilometers south of Muscat.

Erdogan’s Chinese Gamble

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is betting big on China. The result is a Turkish government that is drifting ever deeper into China’s orbit, and away from the West.

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’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’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...

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.

Saudi Arabia To Raise Oil Shipments To China

Saudi Arabia sealed deals with Chinese oil importers that will see the Kingdom’s exports to China rise to 1.67 million barrels daily in 2019, Reuters reports, citing a statement from state oil giant Aramco.