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China Is Buying Record Amounts of Iranian Oil
March 10, 2021

China Is Buying Record Amounts of Iranian Oil

By Eleanor Albert
China is moving closer to Iran than ever before, but the partnership still has limits.

Tracing the Chinese Footprints in Kazakhstan’s Oil and Gas Industry
December 12, 2020

Tracing the Chinese Footprints in Kazakhstan’s Oil and Gas Industry

By Niva Yau
In Beijing’s pursuit of shifting its trade and energy dependencies from sea to land, Nur-Sultan is a necessary partner.
Kazakhstan Halts Sale of Contaminated Oil to China 
January 27, 2020

Kazakhstan Halts Sale of Contaminated Oil to China 

By Paolo Sorbello
Tests revealed the presence of dangerous chemicals in oil pumped from the Aktobe region and destined for to China. 

Although Unhappy With US Sanctions on Iran, China Won’t Fall Out With Washington
April 25, 2019

Although Unhappy With US Sanctions on Iran, China Won’t Fall Out With Washington

By Charlotte Gao
The White House vows to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero and China is Iran’s largest crude oil customer.

China in the Middle East: Past, Present, and Future
February 16, 2019

China in the Middle East: Past, Present, and Future

By Nicholas Lyall
Tracing the recent history and trajectory of China’s presence in the Middle East.

What the Saudi Shake up Means for China
November 09, 2017

What the Saudi Shake up Means for China

By Wang Mouzhou
The success or failure of Saudi Arabia's reform campaign will have huge ramifications for China.

Deconstructing China’s Energy Security Strategy
January 14, 2017

Deconstructing China’s Energy Security Strategy

By Samir Tata
"The United States should not underestimate China’s ability to achieve energy security within the next two decades."
China and Saudi Arabia: A New Alliance?
September 02, 2016

China and Saudi Arabia: A New Alliance?

By Wang Jin
China-Saudi Arabia ties are seeing more political-military cooperation, but oil continues to dominate.

Revealed: China's Blueprint for Building Middle East Relations
January 14, 2016

Revealed: China's Blueprint for Building Middle East Relations

By Shannon Tiezzi
The first "Arab Policy Paper" provides Beijing's official vision for China-Middle East relations.

China's Stake in the Saudi Arabia-Iran Clash
January 08, 2016

China's Stake in the Saudi Arabia-Iran Clash

By Shannon Tiezzi
China sends an envoy to Riyadh and Tehran to discuss the latest flare-up in tensions.

China and Iraq Announce Strategic Partnership
December 23, 2015

China and Iraq Announce Strategic Partnership

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite the development of ties, the relationship remains largely founded on Iraqi oil and gas.
China's Already Preparing for a Post-Sanctions Iran
April 08, 2015

China's Already Preparing for a Post-Sanctions Iran

By Shannon Tiezzi
China is ready to capitalize on any sanctions relief that comes with a final Iran deal.

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