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Xi in Saudi Arabia: It is about more than just oil

A lot of paperwork: 34 Chinese-Saudi agreements have to be signed by Xi Jinping and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

China’s state and party leader Xi Jinping has embarked on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia – and launched his biggest diplomatic campaign in the Arab world to date. After his arrival on Wednesday, Xi met with Saudi Crown Prince and de facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday. On Friday, Xi will also attend the Gulf Cooperation Council summit with six states in the region.

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