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  •  China has big energy needs... (0+ / 0-)

    ...they care very much.

    "The revolution's just an ethical haircut away..." Billy Bragg

    by grannyhelen on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 08:39:21 PM PST

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    •  Egypt doesn't send energy to China. (1+ / 0-)
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      Neither does the Suez Canal.

      China would only be interested on the issue of general uprising in the oil rich Middle East, which is a distinct, though I suppose related concern.

      •  As a player in the region and as a part of (0+ / 0-)

        what looks to be a growing trend of countries in the region to try to overthrow their previously stable dictatorships, Egypt is important and China isn't unaware of any of this.

        This is a region of the world that supplies a lot of energy to a lot of nations that are hungry for it. It also transports a lot of good thru the Suez. China isn't impervious to either of those facts.

        China cares very much what happens in this country - it's far more savvy than what you're giving it credit for, imo.

        "The revolution's just an ethical haircut away..." Billy Bragg

        by grannyhelen on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 09:00:31 PM PST

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