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2018/11/21 | The Conversation
OPINION: Trump's Iran Sanctions Open Door to China in Middle East
The threat of US sanctions on Iran leaves a void that Chinese firms will be only to eager to fill.
ANALYSIS: China's Thirst for Oil a Strategic Advantage in the Middle East
The Middle East needs China to buy its oil, but the PRC is starting to realize and wield its economic power.
2017/06/12 | Gedaliah Afterman
China is Getting More Interested in the Middle East
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.
2017/06/07 | Chen Shanshan
Middle Eastern Migrants Live the Chinese Dream
Although China doesn’t have laws recognizing refugees, savvy businesspeople from Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Libya have found a new home in Yiwu.
China’s One-Way Trade Street
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.
2017/05/03 | Lionel Fatton
Trump Stabilized East Asia by Striking Syria
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.
Saudi Arabia the Next Stop on China’s Maritime Silk Road
China and Saudi Arabia's increasingly close relations signals a consequential shift in the Middle East - Asia security architecture.
Is North Korea’s Nuclear Tech for Sale?
As North Korea's cash flows dry up, selling nuclear technology to the highest bidder - be it Syria, Lybia or even ISIS - may become a tantalizing option for the Kim regime.
2016/11/02 | Malaysiakini
'Tackling ISIS More Difficult than Tackling Communists'
Efforts in Europe and Asia have yet to determine the root cause of terrorism, according to a top Malaysian politician.
2016/10/25 | The Japan Times
Heading for All-Out War in Yemen
Reinvigorated diplomacy that will culminate in a power-sharing agreement is needed to halt Yemen's slide to civil war and avert a humanitarian catastrophe.
2016/01/07 | TNL 編輯
Tension Rises in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Iran
Saudi Arabia and Iran have long been involved in the proxy wars in Syria and Yemen. With the growing power of the Islamic State, the two counties’ hostility may build a more complicated situation in the region.
2015/10/29 | Sid Weng
2015 Freedom on the Net Report Shows China Offers Internet Users Least Freedom
Freedom House has been rating the degree of Internet freedom from 2011. Iran has placed last in the last four reports, but this year China has surpassed Iran and is now the country that offers least freedom on the Net.