China’s economic interests in Syria
On the eve of the Syrian Civil War, Muhammad Jarah’s and Ahmad Bustati’s warehouse in Damascus symbolized China’s emergence as Syria’s largest supplier of industrial and…
- Dr. James M. Dorsey
The dilapidated warehouse was stocked with everything from Chinese laser cutting machines to plastic toys for children.
A decade of fighting dashed the two Syrian entrepreneurs’ hopes.
However, things seemed to be looking up for businessmen like Jarah and Bustati once Syrian president Bashar Assad gained the upper hand in the war through the assistance of Russia and…