China looks to Saudi Arabia amid shifting sands in US economic ties

As disputes between China and the United States reveal no evidences of abating, capturing businesses from both nations in a seemingly relentless spiral of boundaries and trade curbs, Beijing is having hopes elsewhere to obtain opportunities to boost economic development and expand its influence in important places with geopolitical significance. The latest example is Saudi Arabia, the world’s second hugest oil producer, where a flurry of political and business exchanges in the past six months symbolizes China’s biggest-level diplomatic engagement with Arab nations since the discovering of the People’s Republic of China in 1949