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    China turns to Middle East for oil

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    China's premier Wen Jiabao has begun a three-country tour of the oil-rich Gulf nations because China its own oil fields do not produce enough crude to keep its economy at full steam - so Beijing has to import half of all its supplies.

    Now, with world oil supplies under pressure, and the US pushing for more sanctions on Iran, China is keen to attract potential suppliers.

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston has more.