By JON GAMBRELL
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping will arrive in Saudi Arabia for meetings with oil-rich Persian Gulf nations crucial to his country’s energy supplies as Beijing tries to revive a battered economy. due to strict measures against coronavirus. The flags of Saudi Arabia and China were flown in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday ahead of the visit. The Gulf Arab states are trying to recalibrate their foreign policy as the United States turns its attention to other parts of the world. Russia’s war on Ukraine, and the West’s hardening stance on Moscow, have also left Arab states itching to consolidate ties with China.