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
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

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
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
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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