A worker checks on the United Arab Emirates and China national flags for a bilateral meeting between UAE

Ehsan Sadeqi

China’s Active Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf and its Effect on Iran's National Interests

Before Xi Jinping became president of China in 2012, the country’s strategy toward the Persian Gulf region was generally a strategy based on China’s considerable need to energy resources, given the fact that China was considered a developing country. Therefore, there was a generally one-way relationship, which started from Arab countries in the Persian Gulf region as suppliers of energy to China, and reached China on the other end, as buyer of that energy.  ...