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China has a lot to contribute through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in supply chain management, its active role in spare field crop capacities in Africa and Latin America, and in dealing with stocking.
Political, military, and economic changes in the Middle East, the Caucasus, and the Balkans immensely affect the choices of regional actors’ foreign policies who have to choose between the policy options set before them by Russia, China, or the Western powers with the U.
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The project is one of the world's largest LNG projects with an output of 12 million tons and accounts for about 4% of the world's liquefied natural gas production, mainly supplying Asian countries such as Japan, India, China, and South Korea.
Even though the Gulf state claims it wants to export greater quantities of gas to Europe, most of its long-term gas contracts are held by Asian countries such as Japan, South Korea, and China, which cover more than 70% of Qatar’s annual gas exports.