Despite repeated U.S. efforts, so far Washington has failed to convince China to share the burden of stabilizing the Middle East (ME). China’s approach to the region remains so far unchanged: a refusal to invest substantial political resources or take considerable risks in shaping regional developments. One possible way to harness China to regional stabilization efforts is by encouraging a role that is both beneficial to its ME interest and does not require significant political investment, while concomitantly promoting Middle East stability. Such a role could be the establishment and operation of a railroad connection between Israel and Jordan (the Israel-Gulf Economic Corridor): it fits well into China’s existing activity in the region while making it directly interested in continuing collaboration between Israel and its neighbors. Concurrently, China’s capabilities and position provide it with bigger advantages than any other world power in the realization of such a plan.