Reputation of China to strengthen ties with Middle East countries reduce U.S. influence
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United States,” Foreign Policy in Focus, “May 10 article, the original question: Sino-US rivalry Middle East
Middle East compete in the Soviet Union during the Cold War was the place. It will become the 21st century, the rise of China and the stagnation of the battlefield between the United States do?
due to years of rapid economic growth and military modernization, China now has the ability to get involved in both the Middle East needs. Close contact with the regional power and a step by step to challenge the U.S. – Israel’s regional advantage, China has begun to dramatically in the highly strategic, energy-rich Middle East stand firm.
China a key partner in the Middle East is Iran. The latter is a regional veteran power, because nuclear program faces growing international isolation vacuum and investment, while China represents a potential way out. China depends on Iran’s regional allies to counter U.S. power, it is in Iran’s trade, investment and strategic and ideological interests are simultaneously increased.
attract U.S. Arab allies, China’s diplomacy increasingly sophisticated. It launched another set of claims, standards and ideas, to challenge the unpopular U.S. policies in the Middle East, and global challenges the Washington Consensus. When the Middle East, rising anti-American sentiment on the occasion, Beijing found that more important countries in all regions (including U.S. allies) to expand the relationship. China’s strategic clever blend of mercantilist foreign policy and security-conscious foreign policy.
Egypt, Arabia’s most powerful military power, America’s main ally. Given the close relationship between the United States Aye, China’s influence in this country should be minimal. But things are beginning to change. By 2010, China is expected to become Egypt’s largest trading partner. Military relations between the two countries are also rising.
China to push forward the Middle East, to its status as a rising global expansion carefully. Its side with the U.S. enemy Iran to deepen the relationship, he has also to please the United States, the main Arab ally.
criticized China for Americans (especially the right) see China as a strategic competitor rather than partner. Their influence on China’s rise in the Middle East are deeply disturbed that China’s expanding relations with the regional power, is a direct U.S. control of the region’s energy challenges, especially to the allies in the region worry that the Chinese export of strategic military hardware. They believe that China contributed to regional anti-American forces to counter U.S. regional influence.
Beijing is a newcomer in the Middle East, but plenty of money and influence to the backing, where the balance of power is changing. At the same time, busy with the war virtually paralyzed Washington and can only watch this fundamental shift. (The author is Richard J · Haidelian, Wang analyze translation)