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An Update on Chinese Diplomacy in the Middle East With Jonathan Fulton

It’s been a frenetic start of the year in Chinese diplomacy in the Middle East. Right after he returned from a five-nation tour of Indian Ocean states, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosted half a dozen foreign ministers from Persian Gulf states, Turkey, and the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Separately, China is also playing an active role in the ongoing Iran nuclear talks.

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