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Sanctions and Isolation, the Driving Force of Sino-Iranian Relations

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Iran-China relations have strengthened over the past decades. From an economic point of view, Iran has been an attractive destination for the Chinese businesses that are in search of new markets to expand the scope of their economic activities through trade, investment, and partnership. China has at the same time offered Iran a valuable alternative to the western economies, which gradually (and partly due to the economic sanctions imposed on Iran) decreased their level of engagement with Iran. Moreover, the relationships between China and Iran have expanded gradually to military and security cooperation. This paper will examine the development of various aspects of Sino-Iranian relations.

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Bazoobandi, S. Sanctions and Isolation, the Driving Force of Sino-Iranian Relations. East Asia 32, 257–271 (2015).

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