In China, he was able to pose a photo of President Xi Jinping, one of the most powerful leaders in the world.
This technique would have been unthinkable in the United States or Europe, where Bein Salman's reputation was seriously damaged after the murder of a Washington Post journalist, Jamal Hashoggi, at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year. Bean Salman denied any killing.
After this scandal, the young prince needed a good PR – and so he went east.
This was a reasonable step.
This was a transactional approach with which Saudi Arabia was happy to answer.
Anush Ehtekishami, professor of international relations at Durham University, says: "Saudi Arabia's life remains energy." Adding that oil prices sent a kingdom economy to a "relative decline."
The agreements were good for the construction of diplomatic relations, but did not represent investment in Saudi Arabia.
"There is a lot of hunger for the reforms that Salman speaks of (at home)," says Fulton. "But at the same time, 2030 requires a lot of foreign direct investment."
With the government of Ben Salman now funded by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia fighting in the civil war in Yemen, Yextashi says that "this is not a country that would work financially."
Bean Salman did not receive the greetings of the same hero in Beijing that he made in Pakistan or India. In addition, a few days before the arrival of the Crown Prince, Beijing announced that it wants to build a "strategic trust" with the Saudi Saudi Army's opponent. It was in Beijing that he was looking for investment.
On Thursday, after meeting with the CZ, the Crown Prince signed a number of agreements in the fields of politics, navigation, energy and, most importantly, both countries agreed to further spread their bands and roads and projects of Vision 2030.  Bean Salman also signed a petroleum refinery for 10 billion dollars.
Both leaders refrained from criticizing another.
X remained calm in the case of Hashoggi, and Ben Salman escaped the pressure on Beijing to relate to his Muslim minorities. Instead, he backed China's counterterrorism efforts.
"We respect and support the right of China to take measures to combat terrorism and de-extremism to ensure national security. We are ready to strengthen cooperation with China," said bin Salman, the state agency Global Times reports.
"Saudi Arabia has its own problem with extreme Islamist groups, so while China continues to say that its Xinjiang (camps) is the answer to the split and terrorism … it gives them," says Fulton.
The work of Bean Salman, however, was overshadowed by the $ 65 billion in trade deals that his father signed with Beijing two years ago. it means that the visit to Asia was a victory for Saudi Arabia, regardless of how much investment he brought home.
"His signal was to the West, you can avoid me, but I am not alone."