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Chinese Experts on Red Sea: Not Our Problem

HEADLINE TRANSLATION: Liu Qiang: If the United States is happy to see the Houthis disrupt China-EU trade, what can China do about it?

Chinese exporters’ profit margins are suffering as container shipping companies reroute their ships away from the Red Sea. The move to escape strikes by Houthi militias against ships headed for Israel will add to shipping time and costs, driving up shipping quotes for next year.

However, Chinese foreign policy watchers seem to be aligning around a talking point that the crisis in the Red Sea has little to do with China.

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