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Why China Won't Fight the Houthis

Taking no risks: COSCO, China’s largest shipping conglomerate, has suspended all shipping to Israel owing to security concerns. Image: kees torn / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED

Whether they target Chinese vessels directly or not, attacks on Red Sea shipping by Houthi rebels threaten to undermine China’s economic recovery. But, viewed through the lens of its rivalry with the US, the current turmoil in the Middle East is not bad news for China.

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