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.

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.

Terrorism and global tensions are hurting these vacation hot spots

Fear factors including terrorism, political instability and Trump administration policies are scaring away huge numbers of visitors from traditional destinations.

Sleepy Pakistani Village Rises as China’s Gateway to Middle East

Over the last six months, the skyline over the sleepy fishing city of Gwadar has been transformed by machines that dredge the Arabian Sea and cranes that set up shipping berths.

Netanyahu’s mention of ties with India, China, what Modi told him caught on mic

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of his country’s growing technological collaborations with India and China and that they never impose any political condition...

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,...