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Syrian President Bashar Assad visited China to attend the Asian Games and meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. This visit marks Assad's first trip to China since the start of the Syrian civil war.
Where it counts, Taipei and autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan share more similarities than differences.
The threat of US sanctions on Iran leaves a void that Chinese firms will be only to eager to fill.
The visits combined with other diplomatic activities reflect the fact that China’s engagement with the Middle East has been growing steadily in recent years.
Rather than a regional trade agreement, China’s Belt and Road strategy is an extension of Beijing’s economic policy in foreign lands, Tristan Kenderdine writes.
If cruise missiles may bring chaos in the Middle East, they are delivering peace in East Asia. The Trump administration’s decision to strike the Syrian regime is helping reassure Asian allies anxious over North Korea.