Xi’s visit to UAE highlights China’s rising interest in Middle East

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L) meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates July 19, 2018. WAM/Handout via Reuters

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – China and the United Arab Emirates signed a raft of financial, business and trade agreements on Friday during a visit by President Xi Jinping to the UAE, underscoring energy-hungry Beijing’s rapidly growing interest in the Middle East. Xi made the first visit by a Chinese leader to the Gulf state in […]

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