April 06, 2021
China-Iran Relations: The Myth of Massive Investment
By William Figueroa
Why the 25-Year China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Agreement isn’t a “big deal,” literally or figuratively.
May 21, 2020
US Sanctions Prompt China to Cut Most Iran Oil Supplies, Officially at Least
By Yigal Chazan
Declared imports have nosedived, but Beijing seems unwilling to shut off completely deliveries from its strategic partner.
May 16, 2018
The History of China and Iran’s Unlikely Partnership
By Bonnie Girard
How did a communist country and an theocracy form a close partnership?
February 16, 2016
First Direct Train from China Arrives in Iran
By Catherine Putz
The rail route is faster than the sea route by a month, but is it cheaper?
January 27, 2016
China’s Relations With Iran: A Threat to the West?
By Sara Hsu
Trade between the two countries is set to explode.
September 16, 2015
China, Iran Predict Closer Ties Thanks to Nuclear Deal
By Shannon Tiezzi
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif visited China to discuss the future of the relationship once the JCPOA takes effect.