Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 7. Photo: Reuters
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 7. Photo: Reuters
Sameed Basha
Opinion

Opinion

Sameed Basha

Why China may have more to offer Saudi Arabia than the US

  • After decades of US engagement and with little to show for it, Saudi Arabia is looking instead at tangible deals with China
  • While the US won’t give up its role as Middle East hegemon that easily, the appeal of China is growing in the region amid shifting power dynamics

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 7. Photo: Reuters
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 7. Photo: Reuters
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