Paper Title
The Political Relations Between Yemen and the People’s Republic of China During Ali Abdullah Saleh’s Administration from 1990 to 2012

The Yemen’s independence was supported by the Chinese Government as a sovereign country with its territorial integrity and reunion. They Yemeni government firmly stood for the immediate restoration of China’s legitimacy as a member of the United Nations and as a sympathizer of the “One China” policy. The two friendly nations have been able to enjoy similarities in terms of their collective and individual views on the international and regional matters. There was a consistency in their individual understanding and support for each other. The main visits to Yemen by the Chinese officials were as follows: A Foreign Minister by name Qian Qichen in 1990. This was followed by the Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Sai Funding in 1993. However, the next visit was by the Vice Premier Wu Bangguo in 1996 and 1997, respectively. Furthermore, another icon from the Chinse government to visit Yemen was Vice-Chairman of the Chinese National People’s Congress Tomur Dawamat (2000). Yang Rudai was another official to visit Yemen fro China as the Chairman of the CPPCC in 2000. The Chief of the delegation from the Department of Foreign Relations of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Li Chengwen in 2002. This was followed by the State Councillor by name Ismail Ahmed in 2003. Vice-premier of the State Council. Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Huang Ju (2004), Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China Li Zhaoxing (2004), A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Wang Jiarui (2006), Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (2008), Member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the 18th CPC Central Committee; Vice-Premier of the State Council Zhang Li Gao (2010), Member of the 18th CPC Central Committee; Minister of Public Security; State Councilor of State Council; Director of the National Anti-Terror Work Leading Group Guo Shengkun (2010). Keywords - Yemen, China, Relations and Political.