China's President Xi Jinping and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Subtly, China pressures Gulf states to reduce regional tensions

China is signaling to Gulf states adjustments they would have to make to enable China to become more engaged in regional security and geopolitics.

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