For years, Saudi Arabia has said it wants to build nuclear power plants on its territory. Until now, the expectation was that they would be built with American support — on terms that went beyond energy issues. But now China is interfering in this matter.
Why is this important?Saudi Arabia, long considered a loyal ally of the Americans in the Middle East, wants to gradually move away from it. China is not passive: it looks to exploit it. Helping start a civilian nuclear program is trivial because it binds countries for long periods of time through very expensive contracts.
In news : China bids for Saudi Arabia’s first nuclear power plant
- According to information from Wall Street JournalChina has offered an offer to Saudi Arabia to build its first nuclear power plant.
- The plan is attractive to Riyadh because Beijing attaches it to fewer restrictions than Washington.
Riyadh may not say yes, but she rubs her hands together
The details : already a success
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