Here’s the Real Reason China Isn’t Taking Sides in Libya

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Here’s the Real Reason China Isn’t Taking Sides in Libya

29 Jan 2020

Writing for South China Morning Post, MEI Principal Research Fellow Alessandro Arduino says that China’s deliberately neutral stance towards both sides in Libya’s civil war is a strategy to reap economic benefits from good relations with either General Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) or the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and PetroChina respectively. Read the full article here.

Image caption: A PetroChina gas station attendant in Beijing. Photo: Frederic Brown/AFP.