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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 November 2018

Business Extra podcast: How energy security drives UAE-China relations

We explain how the UAE's stable supply of oil & gas provides opportunities for strong ties with Beijing.

China receives around 7 per cent of UAE's crude exports. Reuters
China receives around 7 per cent of UAE's crude exports. Reuters

Growing demand for oil, gas and other commodities has prompted Beijing to seek more co-operation from markets abroad. The UAE offers a stable, geographically strategic hub to help meet its needs. From this springboard there are a number of economic opportunities that the UAE can seize.

With Chinese President Xi Jinping making his first state visit to the UAE this week, we look at the role energy can play in the two countries' relationship in this week's Business Extra podcast.

Host Mustafa Alrawi and The National's energy correspondent Jennifer Gnana take a look at the factors that make the two nations ideal partners. Listen below:

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