Saudi Arabia

    Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Saudi Arabia this week at the start of his overseas tour, with energy at the top of the agenda. China's economic growth has pushed up its demand for oil and raised the importance of the relationship between the two countries. The oil-rich Saudi kingdom is China's largest energy supplier, supplying more than 36 million tons of oil last year. Talks are also likely to focus on new markets for Chinese goods and workers. Bilateral trade worth about USD 42 billion is dominated by oil and oil products. (BBC)

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