Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Emanuele Scimia
Opinion

Opinion

Emanuele Scimia

The killing of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani is a reality check for China’s Middle East aspirations

  • Hopes that China’s presence in the volatile region could provide some needed stability now appear too optimistic in light of the US’ targeted strike
  • A full-blown US-Iran confrontation would be bad news for Beijing, undermining its push for belt and road development

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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