Chinese President Xi Jinping’s arrival in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday was marked by an aerobatic display and other honours. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s arrival in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday was marked by an aerobatic display and other honours. Photo: EPA-EFE

Full honours for China’s Xi Jinping as US’ star fades in Middle East

  • The Chinese president’s arrival in Riyadh greeted by the pomp and circumstance usually reserved for US leaders
  • It was a sharp contrast to the muted welcome afforded Joe Biden just a few months earlier

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s arrival in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday was marked by an aerobatic display and other honours. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s arrival in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday was marked by an aerobatic display and other honours. Photo: EPA-EFE
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