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The China-Mediterranean Observer: Iraq’s Controversial Plan to Trade Oil For Infrastructure With China

FILE PHOTO. An Iraqi laborer works at an oil refinery in the southern town Nasiriyah on October 30, 2015. HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI / AFP

This month, our review of the media reports published in the wider Mediterranean region focuses on the debate surrounding the “oil-for-reconstruction” agreement between Iraq and China; Sino-French competition in Morocco, Algeria, and Lebanon; the Iranian discussion about the relations with China; and continuing criticism from a number of countries about how China handled the COVID-19 outbreak.

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