The Results of Xi Jinping’s Visit to Saudi Arabia

The Results of Xi Jinping’s Visit to Saudi Arabia

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Saudi Arabia in early December received widespread acclaim and highly positive publicity in numerous countries around the world. First and foremost, it was a successful state reception in Riyadh, the likes of which have not been organized for any statesman from the West, not to mention the hostile meeting…

Analyzing Alt-Media’s Reluctance to Critique China’s Anti-Iranian Joint Statement with the GCC

Analyzing Alt-Media’s Reluctance to Critique China’s Anti-Iranian Joint Statement with the GCC

It’s indisputably the case that the Alt-Media Community failed to rally around Iran in the face of China’s unintentional diplomatic violation of its legitimate national interests despite having previously shown full solidarity with the Islamic Republic on similarly sensitive issues. Any truly objective observer knows that these same folks would have been furious had the…

What the Historic China-Arab Summits Mean for the Middle East

What the Historic China-Arab Summits Mean for the Middle East

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has undertaken an official visit to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Here, he is set to attend a number of summits including a China-Saudi Summit, an unprecedented China-Arab States Summit and a China-Gulf Cooperation Council (China-GCC) summit. The meetings will involve 14 other heads of states from the region, including Saudi Arabia,…

China-Arab Summit: What’s on the Table? Perhaps the Future of the Gulf

China-Arab Summit: What’s on the Table? Perhaps the Future of the Gulf

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Xi Jinping has only left China once, to visit Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in September 2022. A second trip is now scheduled this week, when Xi is set to land in Riyadh to meet his Saudi counterparts, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. On the…

Xi’s Visit and the Future of the Middle East: What Does China Want from the Arabs

Xi’s Visit and the Future of the Middle East: What Does China Want from the Arabs

The problem with most Western media’s political analyses is that they generally tend to be short-sighted and focused mostly on variables that are of direct interest to Western governments. These types of analyses are now being applied to understanding official Arab attitudes towards Russia, China, global politics and conflicts. As Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares to lead…