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China is quickly becoming a world power, capable of exercising considerable influence over other countries.It is tempting to ask if China implicitly uses civilizational theories to endear itself to particular regions at particular times.China was Morsi's first official destination outside the region. When Egypt's military removed Morsi and Sisi became president, he continued to move his country closer to China. Egypt and China have agreed to a number of massive bilateral deals. In exchange, Egypt – a gateway to the Arab world – will become a crucial strategic ally for China. By deepening its relationship with Egypt, China stands to increase its influence in other MENA countries, too.
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