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Chinese investments in the Arab maelstrom

Updated: Jan 29, 2022

In Alessandro Arduino (ed.) China: securing the Belt and Road initiative. Risk assessment, Private Security and special insurances along the new wave of Chinese outbound investments. Palgrave, 2018

China’s increasingly significant economic and security interests in the Middle East have several impacts. They affect not only its energy security but also its regional posture, relations with regional powers as well as the United States and efforts to pacify nationalist and Islamist Uighurs in its northwestern region of Xinjiang. Those interests are considerably enhanced by China’s One Belt, One Road initiative that seeks to patch together a Eurasian land mass through inter-linked infrastructure, investment and expanded trade relations. Protecting its mushrooming interests is forcing China to realign its policies and relationships in the region.

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