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A New Phase for China’s Ping-Pong Diplomacy in Syria
October 05, 2020

A New Phase for China’s Ping-Pong Diplomacy in Syria

By Sophie Zinser
Young Syrian table tennis star Hend Zaza is China-bound, just as China’s ambitions in the Levant intensify.

China in Postwar Syria
March 11, 2019

China in Postwar Syria

By Nicholas Lyall
Beijing is set to be a major player as Syria rebuilds – but that includes footing the lion’s share of the bill.
China and the Reconstruction of Syria
July 28, 2018

China and the Reconstruction of Syria

By Guy Burton
China is in a strong position to shape Syria’s post-war future. So far, it hasn’t done so.

Why China Wants Syria in its New Belt and Road
November 30, 2017

Why China Wants Syria in its New Belt and Road

By Charlotte Gao
Chinese foreign ministry offers to support Syria’s reconstruction

Will China Pay for Syria to Rebuild?
February 16, 2017

Will China Pay for Syria to Rebuild?

By Wang Jin
China's political and economic incentives aren't enough for it to spend a massive sum helping Syria rebuild.

Why China Can’t Ignore Syria’s Rebel Factions
February 14, 2017

Why China Can’t Ignore Syria’s Rebel Factions

By George Marshall Lerner
Beijing might prefer to deal with Assad, but major oil resources are held by rebel groups.

China's Syria Agenda
September 22, 2016

China's Syria Agenda

By Samuel Ramani
China's strategy in Syria aims to advance global acceptance of Beijing's non-interference policy.
Is There Wisdom in China’s Approach to Syria?
February 17, 2016

Is There Wisdom in China’s Approach to Syria?

By Jeffrey Payne
Beijing has so far been able to avoid entanglement.

China’s New Era of Diplomacy: Engaging in Syria
January 25, 2016

China’s New Era of Diplomacy: Engaging in Syria

By Moritz Rudolf
Efforts to mediate in the Syria conflict represent a departure from China’s traditionally cautious diplomacy.

China Hosts Syrian Foreign Minister
December 25, 2015

China Hosts Syrian Foreign Minister

By Shannon Tiezzi
As promised, China hosted a Syrian government delegation this week to talk about the peace process.

China Will Invite Syrian Government, Opposition for Peace Talks
December 22, 2015

China Will Invite Syrian Government, Opposition for Peace Talks

By Shannon Tiezzi
China appears ready to play a more active role in the Syrian peace process.
Does China Approve of Russia’s Airstrikes in Syria?
October 08, 2015

Does China Approve of Russia’s Airstrikes in Syria?

By Shannon Tiezzi
China may be sympathetic to Russia's motives, but it's not sold on the idea of military intervention.

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