China’s President Xi Jinping and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud at a ceremony upon Xi’s arrival in Riyadh on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

China, Saudi Arabia upgrade diplomatic ties as Riyadh seeks new allies

Beijing also pledges support for Yemen’s Saudi-backed government fighting Iran-allied Houthi militia

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China’s President Xi Jinping and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud at a ceremony upon Xi’s arrival in Riyadh on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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