Fossil fuel friendship

Fossil fuel friendship Cartoon by Rebel Pepper
Photo: RFA

Chinese leader Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia this month highlighted China's reliance on the Gulf for energy supplies and its ambitions to expand its influence among the region's traditional U.S. security partners. Xi wants to boost exports and investments in the Middle East, while Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman seeks affirmation of the kingdom's role as a regional player and Chinese help building up its defence and nuclear power industries.


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