‘Rising superpower: Why are Middle Eastern leaders coming to China?’

The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, is in Beijing with a large delegation of businessmen to promote further economic ties with China.

With his visit coming shortly after that of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, it seems the Middle East is looking even further eastward to expand its network of support and enhance stability. China’s role in the war-torn region, although very different from that of the United States or Russia, is expanding and taking on greater importance.

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