Round 3, July 2017. العربية
20 local, regional, and international organizations most influential in the life of Syria (prime actors) named and ranked China according to its influence. In the chart below, the left column ranks prime actors, from most influential (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).
More prime actors assess China as "Opportunistic" than any other category. A prime actor assessed as Opportunistic is seen as willing to build a sovereign, stable, inclusive, and developing Syria, but only when it serves their own interests.
Round 3 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):
"Not a combatant. They probably will take a diplomatic role. Their seat on the Security council makes them influential.” (236592)
"They are not as important as they will be. If they decide to take a stand they will be. They are likely to be involved in reconstruction.” (233121)