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The Gulf’s Sino-European balancing act

When the UAE’s minister of state for artificial intelligence, Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, was asked in January about doing business with embattled Chinese tech giant Huawei, he was unequivocal: “We are a very collaborative country,” he told the US news channel CNBC. “We have worked with everyone from everywhere on Earth.” But six months […]