Energy is expected to be the focus of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to Saudi Arabia. Photo: AFP
Energy is expected to be the focus of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to Saudi Arabia. Photo: AFP

Is Xi Jinping’s trip to Saudi Arabia another step in the SCO’s Mideast expansion?

  • Riyadh is interested in becoming an observer and Tehran is on its way to becoming a member
  • The China-led group could have the makings of a no-strings-attached energy club

Energy is expected to be the focus of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to Saudi Arabia. Photo: AFP
Energy is expected to be the focus of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to Saudi Arabia. Photo: AFP
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