The China Brief, a publication of the Jamestown Foundation in Washington, published an article titled "A New Egypt Looks to China for Balance and Leverage" by Chris Zambelis on 21 September 2012.
The article points out that Egyptian President Muhammed Morsi made his first visit (28-30 August) outside the Middle East to China and not the United States. Zambelis argued that Morsi and his Freedom and Justice Party want to diversify Egypt's foreign relations away from former President Mubarak's strong orientation toward the United States. Morsi's trip was also designed to reassure Beijing of post-revolutionary Egypt's intent to preserve its long-standing bilateral relationship with China.
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