China earmarks Qatar as Silk Road partner

Silk China looking to  Qatar as a key partner in its efforts to establish a new Silk Road stretching between Asia and Europe, Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the Xinhua News Agency last month after a meeting wth Qatari head of state Emir H Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani in Doha. He also confirmed  that China is eyeing better relations with Qatar in order to gain access to its massive gas reserves.
“China would like to further promote our bilateral cooperation in such fields as infrastructure, energy, productivity, finance, help Qatar to improve its independent development capacity, and further coordinate with Qatar over political solutions to the hot issues in this region,” Wang said. 

Source: yibada