Previewing the Chinese Foreign Minister’s Visit to Africa
By Yixin Yu and Ovigwe Eguegu
Wang Yi’s inaugural trip of 2024 will touch on diplomacy, economics, and security issues on the African continent.
What Will African Leaders Seek to Gain From Welcoming China’s New Foreign Minister?
By Yixin Yu and Charlie Zong
A look at the priorities the AU, Ethiopia, Gabon, Angola, Benin, and Egypt have for their relationships with China.
The Impact and Implications of China’s Growing Influence in the Middle East
By Nadeem Ahmed Moonakal
China has struck a careful balance between regional rivals, especially Iran and the Gulf. But amid shifting dynamics, staying neutral may not be an option.
What Did China’s Flurry of African Engagements Have to Do With Ukraine?
By Lauren Ashmore
Some analysts suggested Beijing was seeking to shore up international support for its position on the Ukraine war. Maybe, but that wasn’t the major impetus for the recent series of bilateral meetings.
China in the Middle East: Influence and Investment
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Lisa Blaydes.
China Backs Egypt's UNESCO Leadership Bid While the US Withdraws Completely
By Charlotte Gao
Beijing has made a smart move, dropping its UNESCO leadership bid to back Egypt at a "critical juncture."
China in the Middle East: Testing the Waters, Linking the Lands
By Willem Oosterveld
As Beijing's interests in the Middle East expand, its attention to security and politics may need to expand as well.
Sino-Russian Shadow Competition Plays Out in Egypt
By Nicholas Trickett
A legacy of competition exists between the two powers -- can Russia shadowbox China in Egypt?
A Stark Choice for Cairo’s Chinese Muslims
By François Napoleon
As Egypt cracks down on Uyghur students, Chinese Muslims in Cairo are torn between economic opportunity and their faith.
The Future of China's Diplomacy in the Middle East
By Xue Li and Zheng Yuwen
Despite its rising power, China should resist the temptation to become militarily involved in the Middle East.
Xi’s Visit Cements Egypt’s Place on the ‘Belt and Road’
By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi Jinping envisions Egypt as a hub for China's Belt and Road initiative.
Is China's President About to Make His First Trip to the Middle East?
By Shannon Tiezzi
A planned trip in 2015 was scuttled due to regional tensions. Will Xi's 2016 Middle East tour share the same fate?