China & the Middle East: Tilting Towards Iran?
James, Michael Dorsey
Date of Issue2016-01-28
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
President Xi Jinping’s visit to the Middle East, the first by a Chinese leader in seven years, saw the signing of billiions of dollars worth of agreements with Saudi Arabia and Egypt and a ten-fold expansion of trade with Iran over the next ten years. The significance may go far beyond commerce as Chinese interests align more with Iranian interests than those of Saudi Arabia.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 020-16
Nanyang Technological University