The Heat: China-Arab Relations

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China-Arab relations. What’s next as ties grow stronger?  

China’s relationship with Arab countries continues to grow stronger both at economic and diplomatic levels.  

At the recent 10th Arab-China Business Conference hosted by Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, some 30 investment agreements worth 10-billion dollars were signed on just the first day. The Saudi Deputy Investment Minister outlined some of the sectors where the sides are cooperating. 

What will all of this mean and how much of an impact will it have for the Arab world and China? 

Joining the discussion:

  • Salman Al-Ansari is a Saudi political analyst and researcher. 
  • Einar Tangen is a Senior Fellow with the Taihe Institute and founder & chair of Asia Narratives.
  • Paul Salem is president of the Middle East Institute. 
  • John Gong is a China Forum expert and professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.