With Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ongoing visit to Beijing making headlines, it is a good time to ask whether the Saudi-Chinese partnership is living up to its potential. Much has been made of the relationship in previous years and with good reason: Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter and China is the world’s largest oil importer. It is unsurprising then that the two countries are eager to work together. China is also seeking to upgrade its status in the Middle East while Saudi Arabia is trying to hedge its bets in a multipolar world, especially when the US seems less willing to act as Saudi Arabia’s security guarantor. On paper, the Saudi-Chinese relationship makes a lot of sense. But how has it faired in reality?
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر