Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. Photo Saudi Royal Court/Reuters Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. Photo Saudi Royal Court/Reuters
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. Photo Saudi Royal Court/Reuters

As China faces sanctions from the West, it looks to the Middle East for alliance and influence

  • Foreign Minister Wang Yi thanks Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Saudi support on Xinjiang and Hong Kong
  • Beijing’s relationship with Riyadh may be complicated by its close ties with Iran

Topic |   US-China relations
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. Photo Saudi Royal Court/Reuters Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. Photo Saudi Royal Court/Reuters
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. Photo Saudi Royal Court/Reuters
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