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Kyrgyzstan-China relations

Sino-Kyrgyz Relations: A (Very) One-sided Relationship

Sino-Kyrgyz Relations: A (Very) One-sided Relationship

By Wilder Alejandro and Marin Ekstrom
On the one hand, China and the BRI have aided Kyrgyzstan in opening up to global trade. On the other hand, Bishkek's debt and dependency on Beijing's loans are alarming.

What Did Studying in China Teach Kyrgyz Students About Civic Engagement at Home?

What Did Studying in China Teach Kyrgyz Students About Civic Engagement at Home?

By Adina Masalbekova
Although the students see China's tight control of political discussions as a source of extraordinary discipline, they vehemently oppose it.
Public Opinion on China Waning in Central Asia

Public Opinion on China Waning in Central Asia

By Elizabeth Woods and Thomas Baker
Even as China’s economic influence expands, a credibility gap looms in Central Asia.

Russia, China Cautiously Watch Kyrgyzstan’s Lingering Political Turmoil

Russia, China Cautiously Watch Kyrgyzstan’s Lingering Political Turmoil

By Catherine Putz
Treading carefully, both Moscow and Beijing have engaged the new Japarov government but with a markedly light touch.

Kyrgyz-Chinese Joint Venture Scrapped After Protests

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. 

Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?

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.

Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China

Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China

By Catherine Putz
The failure of the Bishkek power plant in January has had domestic fallout, but its bilateral dimension could scorch Beijing too.
Bitter Cold Hits Bishkek, Chinese-Repaired Power Plant Breaks Down

Bitter Cold Hits Bishkek, Chinese-Repaired Power Plant Breaks Down

By Catherine Putz
While temperatures plummeted in the Kyrgyz capital, anger rose over failures at a power plant modernized three years ago.

Full of Gold: Chinese Company Which Sacked Kyrgyz Miners Claims Hard Times

Full of Gold: Chinese Company Which Sacked Kyrgyz Miners Claims Hard Times

By Catherine Putz
Full Gold Mining fired 370 Kyrgyz workers after they refused new contracts that included a 30 percent salary cut.

US, UK Embassies Issue Terror Warning for Kyrgyzstan

US, UK Embassies Issue Terror Warning for Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Both warn of possible terror attacks and kidnapping in October, but provide few other details.

How Important Is China to Central Asia?

How Important Is China to Central Asia?

By Catherine Putz
Putin has big Eurasian dreams and more on the SCO; recommended reads.
Only One China for Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Rejects Taiwanese NGO

Only One China for Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Rejects Taiwanese NGO

By Casey Michel
The Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps, a medical provider slated to offer “free medical services” in Kyrgyzstan, was denied.

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