Monday, November 7, 2022

China's President Xi Jinping To Visit Saudi Arabia Before The End Of This Year

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj  

Wall Street Journal: China's Xi Jinping to Visit Saudi Arabia Amid Global Reshuffling 

Chinese leader Xi Jinping is planning to visit Saudi Arabia before the end of the year, according to people familiar with preparations for the trip, as Beijing and Riyadh seek to deepen ties and advance a vision of a multipolar world where the U.S. no longer dominates the global order.

Officials are completing the details for a summit between Mr. Xi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that would underline Beijing’s growing influence in the Middle East, where the U.S. long reigned supreme, and growing links between the oil-rich Saudis and Washington’s top global rivals. 

 In the works for months, the trip is tentatively scheduled for the second week of December, these people said.  

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WNU Editor: This is big news. The Crown Prince invited Chinese President Xi earlier this year (link here), and this acceptance by the Chinese President to travel to Saudi Arabia sends a signal not only to everyone in the Middle East, but to the West, and specifically to the United States. 

As to what will be discussed at this summit. I expect a number of major business deals will be announced. Laying the groundwork for Saudi Arabia to join BRICs. Exploring a financial mechanism whereby China can buy Saudi oil without using the US dollar. And .... I am putting myself out on the limb with this one. A future joint military exercise between the two nations.


Anonymous said...

With special thanks to Bezos, Bezos fascist mini-me's at the WaPo, and Joe Biden.

I especially like Bezos as he is an unappointed, unelected ambassador to Saudi Arabia, He did some nice work.

To be honest Bezos should garner no garlands as diplomacy is just as easy as farming. Just ask Bezos about farming.

Anonymous said...

This is possibly one of the most important meetings of the decade.