The Al-Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, Jordan, near the border with Syria. China is also taking a greater role in Syria, where Russia and the United States have brokered a fragile truce. Photo: Reuters

Need growing for China to take greater military role in Middle East, analysts say

Greater presence seen as way to protect nationals working abroad and growing investment in the region

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The Al-Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, Jordan, near the border with Syria. China is also taking a greater role in Syria, where Russia and the United States have brokered a fragile truce. Photo: Reuters
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