June 03, 2021
The Limits on China’s Role in Syria
By Guy Burton, Nick Lyall, and Logan Pauley
Damascus may be keen to seek Chinese funds to rebuild, but interest from Beijing and Chinese firms will be tempered by caution.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
February 17, 2016
Is There Wisdom in China’s Approach to Syria?
By Jeffrey Payne
Beijing has so far been able to avoid entanglement.
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.
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.
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.