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Dr. Foley delivered a paper, “When Oil is Not Enough: Sino-Saudi Ties and Vision 2030” to a conference at Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai, China. The conference, entitled The 5th International Forum on Asia and the Middle East, featured scholars from America, China, and around the world.

In his talk, Dr. Foley discussed Ahmed Mater’s “Silk Road,” a twin silkscreen painting that explores the history of Sino-Saudi ties.  Mater presented the painting to Chinese President Xi Jinping in September 2016 at a Sino-Saudi business conference in Beijing, China.