China Celebrates ‘Honeymoon’ with Saudi Arabia After Biden Alienates Riyadh

The Chinese state newspaper Global Times proclaimed on Monday that China’s relationship with Saudi Arabia is in a “‘honeymoon’ period” following the deterioration of U.S.-Saudi relations under leftist President Joe Biden, citing the successful culmination of a Saudi-Chinese trade event this weekend reportedly resulting in $10 billion in deals.

Chinese President, Xi Jinping (L) is welcomed by Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (R) at the Palace of Yamamah in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 8, 2022. Chinese President Jinping is in Saudi Arabia to attend China-Arab States Summit and the China-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) …