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Professor Ding Long on Why the Gulf Foreign Ministers Visit is So Important

HEADLINE TRANSLATION: What does it mean for this group of Gulf countries to visit China?

Professor Ding Long, a well-known Mideast scholar at Shanghai International Studies University, reflected on the significance of this week’s landmark visit to China by four foreign ministers from Persian Gulf countries. 

Writing for a domestic audience in the Chinese edition of the nationalist tabloid Global Times, Ding said economic, not political issues are paramount in China’s relationship with the Persian Gulf states. 

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