US President Donald Trump smiles after announcing that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump smiles after announcing that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties. Photo: AP

China: America’s hidden target in Trump’s ‘historic’ Israel-UAE deal?

  • The alliance has been positioned as America buttressing its two allies against the ambitions of Iran and Turkey, but sceptics spy a quid pro quo
  • US wants Arab-Israeli support in countering Beijing’s influence over supply routes seen as a ‘life and death’ matter for China’s economy, analysts say

US President Donald Trump smiles after announcing that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump smiles after announcing that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties. Photo: AP
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