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"How significant is China's role in Palestine and Syria?"

 

Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D., Chief Economist 

Charlene Rahall, Mingqiao Zhao, Atousa Tahmasebi, Analysts

In this week's Sino-MENA report, we focus on how China is positioning itself in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine.

  • China overtook Saudi Arabia to become Jordan’s top import origin country in 2016. What factors accounted for this, and will China bypass Saudi Arabia to become Jordan’s top overall trade partner?
  • How has the growth in the number of Chinese tourists to Lebanon fared since the 2005 tourism deal?
  • How significant is China's role in Palestine and Syria, particularly with regards to humanitarian and military support?

The Regional views series are thematic papers aimed at identifying and analysing factors behind medium to long-term economic trends shaping the region. Our analysis draws conclusions that help businesses and investors get ahead of the curve. As a firm staffed by Middle Easterners, we focus on insight rather than standard analysis.

To access this report, please click here.

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