The Heat: China-Arab Relations

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a historic visit to Saudi Arabia. We will take a look at China-Middle East relations. 

Saudi Arabia has pulled out all the stops to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping. China is Saudi Arabia’s main trading partner and the two countries are strengthening ties. This week President Xi met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at Riyadh’s al-Yamamah Palace. 

Joining the discussion:

  • Zoon Ahmed Khan is a Research Fellow at the Center for China & Globalization. 
  • Victor Gao is a chair professor at Soochow University. 
  • Abdel Bari Atwan is Editor-in-Chief of Rai al-Youm, an Arab news and opinion website.
  • Fadhel Kaboub is an Associate Professor of Economics at Denison University.