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Arab states’ simple equation to solve Chinese investment dilemma

Afshin Molavi

ARAB NEWS - August 23, 2018

Relations between China and the Arab world are as simple as 1+2+3.   That’s the formulation conceived by Beijing two years ago in an official policy paper, with each number representing a different aspect of the relationship. The number 1 refers to the energy relationship, seen as a “core” aspect, while the number 2 refers to the two “wings” of infrastructure investment and the facilitation of trade, and the number 3 is a tripartite wish-list of “breakthroughs” of cooperation in the fields of clean energy, nuclear energy and satellite technology.