This paper explores China‘s policy to the Middle East. While many focus on China’s outreaching Hajj diplomacy of China Railway Construction Corporation’s engineering and construction program of the Al Mashaaer Al Muqaddassah Metro (Mecca Metro) for global Muslim pilgrims during the Hajj, this article argues China is also undergoing ‘welcoming in’ policy. It is to consider China has been deploying the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in attracting incoming Arab traders and promoting a stronger China-Arab cultural and economic tie. Externally and internally, this paper argues China’s determination in engaging the Arab world will continue in the Post-Arab Spring leadership.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|