Middle East Notes and Comment: China's Hard Choices on Iran
October 14, 2009
On Iran, China increasingly seems to be the odd man out. Not only have the French taken a surprisingly hard line in international efforts to regulate the Iranian nuclear program, but there are signs Russia may be stiffening its resolve as well. China, by contrast, seems invariably to caution patience; meanwhile, Chinese firms are expanding into the Iranian market at the same time that many international actors are leaving.