Here’s an interesting New York Times editorial by Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett. I had dinner with Hillary in Washington earlier this month, and the topic of China’s relations with Iran was raised. I agree with the editorial that an Obama administration proposal for Saudi Arabia to replace China’s oil imports from Iran is unworkable. The proposal assumes that the Chinese would be more willing to impose sanctions on Iran if they didn’t have to worry about the fact that Iran accounts for more than 10% of the country’s oil imports. I met with a senior Chinese policy advisor on Iran during a trip to Beijing last week.