Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed About Gheit shake hands at the end of a joint news conference during the eighth Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Beijing on Tuesday. 2018. Photo: AFP

For China, the Belt and Road run through the Middle East

The most recent forum with Arab states made clear that the region is increasingly more central to the success of China’s bid for influence through trade and development

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed About Gheit shake hands at the end of a joint news conference during the eighth Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Beijing on Tuesday. 2018. Photo: AFP
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