In late May academics from Arab nations and China convened in the Qatari capital Doha for “ The Arab World and China,” a conference on the evolving state of Arab-Sino relations.
With increased investments, China may find that its business interests are inextricable from the political brokering that will be necessary to create stability where there is now chaos. Questions were asked. Will China become another exploitative power, seeking only resources and markets? Or will it offer a new diplomatic paradigm built on the principles of pragmatism that produced China’s economic miracle?