The Chinese presence at the Saudi conference in Riyadh doubled

RIYADH, Oct 19 (Reuters) – About 300 Chinese “decision makers” will attend a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia this year, double the number of attendees last year, as Riyadh deepens its relationship with China despite U.S. concerns, organizers said on Thursday. . Richard Attias, CEO of the Future Investment Initiative Institute, said only about 15 people canceled their attendance at the annual Future Investment Initiative, as the war in Gaza raised fears of a broader conflict that could affect the Gulf region.