Egypt's revolution has been reverberating throughout the Middle East and North Africa, terrifying every dictator and authoritarian ruler, from those of Jordan, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia to Algeria and beyond.

Algeria is dissatisfied with its relations with the European Union (EU), claiming these only secure EU gas imports and EU consumer goods exports. But a deepening of ties is now being prepared.

Chinese media and public diplomacy often characterize China's relationship with Algeria as one of mutual understanding-- Foreign powers colonized both nations; Both nations fought for their independence in some of the bloodiest battles of the 20th century.