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Kyrgyz-Chinese Joint Venture Scrapped After Protests
February 20, 2020

Kyrgyz-Chinese Joint Venture Scrapped After Protests

By Catherine Putz
A deal with China to build a $275 million logistics center in Naryn region has been cancelled. 

The Coming US-China Competition in Central Asia
February 06, 2020

The Coming US-China Competition in Central Asia

By Katie Stallard-Blanchette
Washington signals a new pushback against China in the former Soviet republics.
Exporting China’s Social Credit System to Central Asia
January 17, 2020

Exporting China’s Social Credit System to Central Asia

By Yau Tsz Yan
Is Beijing building a cross-border social engineering system, one software solution at a time?

Kazakhstan on China’s Diplomatic Silk Road
December 12, 2019

Kazakhstan on China’s Diplomatic Silk Road

By Catherine Putz
A new report highlights Kazakhstan as receiving the greatest volume and diversity of Beijing’s public diplomacy activities in South and Central Asia.

Cooperation, Co-existence or Clash? China and Russia’s Ambitions in Central Asia
November 08, 2019

Cooperation, Co-existence or Clash? China and Russia’s Ambitions in Central Asia

By Benno Zogg
The two powers’ approaches to Central Asia may be a good indicator of their current partnership and future relations.

What Drives Chinese Arms Sales in Central Asia?
September 11, 2019

What Drives Chinese Arms Sales in Central Asia?

By Yau Tsz Yan
The Chinese military technology industry is becoming a serious leader in Central Asia.

Tensions Flare at Kyrgyz Gold Mine
August 07, 2019

Tensions Flare at Kyrgyz Gold Mine

By Catherine Putz
A brawl erupted between locals and Chinese workers, sending 20 to the hospital.
Chinese Private Security Moves Into Central Asia
July 03, 2019

Chinese Private Security Moves Into Central Asia

By Yau Tsz Yan
With vast investments at stake, Chinese private security firms are expanding operations in Kyrgyzstan and beyond.

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
February 13, 2019

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee

By Shannon Tiezzi
A Chinese-born Kazakh was fighting deportation in Uzbekistan. Now no one is sure where he is.

Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
December 29, 2018

Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?

By Colleen Wood
In Bishkek, Kyrgyz demonstrated against China’s mass detainment of Muslims, but other grievances are shaping protests too.

Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
December 04, 2018

Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps

By Catherine Putz
Efforts in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to garner attention on the Xinjiang camps have grown, but still to little effect.
Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?
September 07, 2018

Why Is China's Top Military Official Visiting Central Asia?

By Catherine Putz
With Xu Qiliang making stops in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, China is continuing to boost security relations in the region.

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