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China in the Middle East: Committee discusses regional engagement

30 November 2016

The International Relations Committee takes evidence from regional experts on Chinese engagement in the Middle East, and Beijing's view of the Iran nuclear deal.


Wednesday 30 November, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

At 11.30am

  • Professor Kerry Brown, Director of the Lau Institute, Kings College London
  • Henry Wilkinson, Head of Intelligence and Analysis

Possible questions

  • What does China consider to be its key its key interests in the Middle East? Who are their main allies in the region?
  • How do you think the new US administration will respond to China's economic role in the Middle East?
  • How is the US likely to respond to a potentially more significant political and military role by China in the region?
  • How is the Iran nuclear deal viewed in Beijing?
  • Will China be likely to protect the deal given any potential opposition from the United States under the Trump presidency?
  • How would China view any potential erosion of existing state structures within embattled states?

Further information

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