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’

Topic |   Syrian conflict
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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