China Pokes its Nose Into the Middle East

Beijing wants a part of the world’s most volatile region

By: Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat, M. Habib Pashya and Gufron Gozali

In late March, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on a six-country tour of the Middle East to announce China’s five-point plan for the region, which included “mutual respect, equity and justice, non-proliferation, collective security and development cooperation,” a major foray into o…

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