While the Rest of the World Retreats, China Expands Investments in Arab World

Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden
Huffington Post
As chaos consumes large portions of the region, Beijing is sending in cash

Yemen Evacuation Shows Chinese Navy’s Growing Role

Jane Perlez and Yufan Huang
New York Times
Chinese warships evacuated nearly 600 of its citizens from conflict-torn Yemen, demonstrating Beijing’s increasing ability to extract its people from dangerous places.

Seized Chinese Weapons Raise Concerns On Iran

Robert F. Worth and C.J. Chivers
New York Times
The Chinese missiles were part of a larger shipment interdicted by American and Yemeni forces in January 2013, allegedly intended for Houthi rebels in northwestern Yemen.