Seeking funds and allies to rebuild war-torn Syria, President Bashar al-Assad made a historic visit to China on September 21, 2023, and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. During the visit, a strategic partnership was established, fostering cooperation in various areas. The Sino-Syrian partnership will serve to enhance China’s influence in the Middle East and challenge Western hegemony in the region.
Wazir Zafar Hassan
Wazir Zafar Hassan is a graduate student of international relations with an interest in modern warfare and the politics of the Middle East and South Asia.