Sino-Iraqi relations between the balance of politics and the effects of the economy
Journal of college of Law for Legal and Political Sciences,
2018, Volume 7, Issue 25 part 1, Pages 134-160
The review of the Iraqi-Chinese relations shows that it has passed through a period of political growth and regression. This is undoubtedly due to the instability of the political systems in Iraq due to the frequent military coups, the fluctuation of the political reality in China, the reflection of the cold war conditions and the conflict with the Soviet Union and Western countries on China's foreign relations. , But after the eighties of the last century as a result of the adoption of the Chinese leadership policy of openness and development plans and economic modernization, the Chinese policy towards the Middle East, including Iraq has abandoned its ideological robe and began to dress the interests of the Economic and trade, which gave it some realism and acceptance, which was the entry of China into the Iraqi market in the mid-eighties through the gate of trade and armaments of the Iraqi army, which amounted to 5 billion dollars, and economic and trade relations were later strengthened by the acceptance of Saddam Hussein's government to China as a trading partner And economic under the memorandum of understanding signed by Iraq with the United Nations in 1995, which gave China a foothold in the Iraqi market and investment opportunities in the oil and gas and food and construction, but the circumstances of the US war against Iraq 2003, After the relative stability of the situation in Iraq, China returned in 2004 to its presence in the Iraqi economic reality despite the objections of the countries that contributed to overthrowing the regime of Saddam Hussein, especially the United States and some other Western countries that find that Iraq became after 2003, a special investment opportunity.
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