Recently, various publications circulate materials on the difference in commodity circulations between Central Asian countries and major partners. Deficiencies were indicated in the figures between the figures of the customs services of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan with China. This article shows attempts to identify a similar situation in other countries of the region.
A Perspective from The Region: Experts Met in Nur-Sultan to Discuss the Cooperation of Central Asian Countries with China
The regional office of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) and the analytical platform CABAR.asia, together with the Kazakhstan’s China Study Centre, held the “China in Central Asia: A Perspective from the Region” international conference.
Conflicts in the mining sector of Kyrgyzstan are often attributed to the environmental, socio-economic, political and managerial issues. However, some believe that these conflicts are a manifestation of deeper civilizational factors, namely the differences between the Kyrgyz and Chinese cultures. The difference in values and worldviews is expressed in the practice areas, in this case – in the oppositional approaches to the issue of mineral resource exploitation. (more…)
Tajikistan, due to the growth of the debt to China, is among the eight most vulnerable countries, according to an expert from the United States. Tajik analysts believe that this tendency poses a threat to the country’s security and even to its territorial integrity.
Turkmenistan is now in vital need of extra resources, but according to experts it will be hard to get them.
«The carrots and sticks policy could be the beginning of joint Sino-Russian rule where Central Asian countries would not have a voice in decision-making processes that concern them or their future development» – researcher Nina Miholjcic, mentioned in her article written specifically for CABAR.asia.
“Not Being a Burden to the State.” How Ethnic Kazakhs From China Who Came Back to Historical Homeland Live?
For six months of 2019, over a thousand families of ethnic Kazakhs have moved back from China to their historical homeland.
The trial over the rights activist of ethnic Kazakhs in China has shown that the authorities of Kazakhstan have to swim between Beijing and public opinion for the second time last year.