عنوان مقاله [English]
The strategic position of the Middle East and North Africa region in connection with the three Mediterranean seas, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, together with the presence of rich hydrocarbon reserves, the consumption market and the capacity to attract profitable investments in its infrastructure, has directed the attention of emerging powers specially China to the mentioned region. China's political economy is encountered with the large capacity of surplus capital and the need to export it, the accumulation of industrial production, the need to access consumption markets and energy sources. On the other hand, following the accumulation of economic power, China seeks to develop political-ideational influence in different regions and in the context of global power competition. The result of this important approach is the development and stabilization of China's power in the structures of the global political economy in general and in the MENA region in particular as the main agenda of the political economy of this country's foreign policy. In the current research, the question is addressed, what is the position of Mena in China's political economy and how is this country's approach to the mentioned region? The research hypothesis is designed based on the political economy approach in such a way that China's orientation towards the MENA region is a manifestation of this country's three lateral economic, political and cultural approach to power in the global political economy. The present research tries to go beyond the existing reductionist analyzes about China's interactions in the MENA region.
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