Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Omayyad Square, Damascus. Photo: AP
Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Omayyad Square, Damascus. Photo: AP

Are Arab moves in Syria paving the way for a greater China presence?

  • Gas and electricity deals struck by Jordan, Egypt and the UAE with the Bashar al-Assad regime suggest a loss of faith in US reliability, analysts say
  • But there is little sign of large investment from Gulf states, and with Syria badly in need of reconstruction that ‘leaves the field open for China’

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Omayyad Square, Damascus. Photo: AP
Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Omayyad Square, Damascus. Photo: AP
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