A “new era” in relations with China has been announced. Not a “Golden Era” between China and the UK à la Cameron and Osborne, more an “Oily Era” between China and Saudi Arabia. This brave new age was announced as President Xi Jinping’s plane flew into Riyadh escorted by the Saudi air force upon entering Saudi air space. Xi was then greeted by a 21-gun salute, the Saudi Royal Guard on Arabian horses, and a beaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The hand that the CIA suggests signed the order for the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi shook the hand of the hammer of the Uighurs.
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