Chinese President Xi Jinping and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Beijing in March. Photo: AFP

Backing for Iran is part of China’s delicate Middle East balancing act, say analysts

Beijing is supporting Tehran’s bid for formal membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation at Astana summit

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Beijing in March. Photo: AFP
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