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The Mediterranean Region Looks at China - July 2018

15/08/2018
The Mediterranean Region looks at China

One of the main changes we see in July’s Mediterranean media is that the (potential) effects of the China-United States trade war and, more generally, the worsening of the relations between the two countries, has start... Read more

Israel Iran Jordan Kuwait Turkey Morocco Algeria UAE Djibouti Syria Tunisia Trade&Investments Security Diplomacy

China Looks at the Mediterranean Region - July 2018

15/08/2018
China looks at the Mediterranean Region

Unsurprisingly, the 8th ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) and the 7th Summit of Heads of Government of the CEEC and China (also known as the “16+1 Summit”) received wide coverage... Read more

UAE Algeria Sudan Iran Djibouti Serbia Greece Trade&Investments Diplomacy

The Mediterranean Region Looks at China - June 2018

16/07/2018
China looks at the Mediterranean Region

The coverage of Chinese activities in the Mediterranean region published by regional media in June was rather sparse. As usual, most of the articles published touched upon economic issues. We expect to see something mo... Read more

Palestine Israel Iraq Egypt Italy Trade&Commerce Security

China Looks at the Mediterranean Region - June 2018

16/07/2018
China looks at the Mediterranean Region

In addition to the usual reports concerning the achievements and the issues facing China through its engagement with various countries of the Mediterranean region, the coverage of events related to Turkey, Qatar, Ethio... Read more

Turkey Qatar Ethiopia Israel Trade&Commerce Diplomacy Security Belt and Road Initiative

The Mediterranean Region Looks at China - May 2018

15/06/2018
The Mediterranean Region looks at China

Although not many articles referring to China's role in the region were published in May, the discourse on the Mediterranean took a markedly critical turn in May. 


The mo... Read more

Israel Morocco Algeria Egypt Palestine Diplomacy Trade&Investments

China Looks at the Mediterranean Region - May 2018

15/06/2018
China looks at the Mediterranean Region

The US and Israel were the main focus of the Chinese media in May. While the commentary pertaining to US policy was negative as usual, even Israel received criticism (a rare event in the Chinese discourse). The other a... Read more

Israel Syria Iran UAE Egypt Saudi Arabia Croatia Diplomacy Trade&Investments

The Mediterranean Region Looks at China - April 2018

13/05/2018
The Mediterranean Region looks at China

The Mediterranean media did not write much about China in April. Nonetheless, it is important to note that China is, probably unwillingly, becoming intertwined in the commercial tensions resulting from the spat between... Read more

Djibouti Egypt UAE Yemen Israel Trade&Investments Diplomacy

China Looks at the Mediterranean Region - April 2018

13/05/2018
China looks at the Mediterranean Region

In April, the Mediterranean region not only received significant attention from the Chinese media, but from the Chinese government as well. Indeed, the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Co... Read more

United Arab Emirates Kuwait Libya Syria Croatia Mali Algeria Tunisia Egypt Trade&Investements Diplomacy Security

The Mediterranean Region Looks at China - March 2018

15/04/2018
The Mediterranean Region looks at China

China received relatively low attention within the Mediterranean media in March. Of the articles that were published, business with China was the center focus. However, a few also revealed how China's... Read more

Israel Yemen UAE Iran Morocco Trade&Investments Diplomacy March 2018

China Looks at the Mediterranean Region - March 2018

15/04/2018
China looks at the Mediterranean Region

Reportage in the Chinese media on issues related to the Mediterranean region was rather scarce in March. The main theme of articles that were published was the deterioration of the security conditions. In particular, f... Read more

UAE Yemen Oman Syria Israel Trade&Investments Diplomacy Security March 2018

China Looks at the Mediterranean Region - February 2018

17/03/2018
China looks at the Mediterranean Region

In February, several events captured the attention of the Chinese media. While Chinese commentators and analysts were mainly bystanders to the events in Syria, they were directly involved in pushing back against Europe... Read more

Israel Iran Syria Turkey Balkans Diplomacy Belt and Road Initiative February 2018

The Mediterranean Region Looks at China - February 2018

17/03/2018
The Mediterranean Region looks at China

In February, the Mediterranean media focused on the issue of maintaining a balanced trade relationship with China. Even when compared to the low attention paid to more political aspects of the Chinese presence in the r... Read more

Israel Egypt Turkey Iran Algeria Trade and Investments Diplomacy February 2018

China Looks at the Mediterranean Region - January 2018

17/02/2018
China looks at the Mediterranean Region

From the protests in Iran to Turkey's intervention in Syria, January was an eventful month for the Mediterranean region. Chinese media and commentators did not shy away from putting forward their opinions.


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Turkey Syria Iran Saudi Arabia Diplomacy Energy January 2018

The Mediterranean Region Looks at China - January 2018

17/02/2018
The Mediterranean Region looks at China

While economic issues have been at the center of the stage in previous issues of the ChinaMed Observer, much of the focus in the reporting made by the Mediterranean media in the first month of 2018 has  been on po... Read more

Israel Croatia Algeria Iran Turkey Diplomacy Trade&Invetments

The Mediterranean Region Looks at China - December 2017

16/01/2018
The Mediterranean Region looks at China

While diplomatic issues were at the center of articles published by the Chinese media, their Mediterranean counterparts focused heavily on economic issues. To be sure, only the Algerian Djazairess published a diplomacy... Read more

Israel Turkey Algeria Morocco Iran Iraq Syria Trade&Investments Energy Diplomacy December 2017

China Looks at the Mediterranean Region - December 2017

16/01/2018
China looks at the Mediterranean Region

In December, the Chinese media published on a variety of topics. While President Trump's decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem naturally attracted most of the attention, Chinese journalists and commentator... Read more

Israel Palestine Oman Egypt UAE Syria Belt and Road Initiative Trade&Investments Security December 2017

The Mediterranean Region Looks at China - November 2017

15/12/2017
The Mediterranean Region looks at China

In November, media from the Mediterranean region focused on two main issues: the expanding economic ties between China and the region, and China's approach to the war in Syria and the reconstruction of that country.Read more

Syria Palestine Iraq Egypt Morocco Algeria Turkey Trade&Investments Belt and Road Initiative November 2017

China Looks at the Mediterranean Region - November 2017

15/12/2017
China looks at the Mediterranean Region

After the initial comments about the Annual Report on Development in the Middle East (2016-2017) published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Chinese media in November continued to comment on the finding... Read more

Saudi Arabia Iran Yemen Djibouti Egypt Lebanon Trade&Investments Belt and Road Initiative November 2017

The Mediterranean Region Looks at China - October 2017

18/11/2017
The Mediterranean Region looks at China

In October, the Mediterranean media paid great attention to China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In general, their attitude was positive. In particular, it seems that the problems of communication highlighted by Chi... Read more

Egypt Iran Turkey Algeria Trade&Investments Belt and Road Initiative October 2017

China Looks at the Mediterranean Region - October 2017

18/11/2017
China looks at the Mediterranean Region

In October, Chinese media focused on the apparent change of the geopolitical landscape of the region. 


This fact was highlighted during the launch of the new Annual Repor... Read more

Turkey Saudi Arabia Ethiopia Djibouti Energy Belt and Road October 2017

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