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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.

Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China
June 07, 2018

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
January 30, 2018

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
January 10, 2018

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
October 12, 2016

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?
June 24, 2016

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
June 21, 2016

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.
China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia
May 24, 2016

China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Beijing's belt fits with Kazakhstan's sunny path, but questions remain on its compatibility with the EEU.

Kyrgyz President Cancels Visit to the US, Will Skip UNGA
August 27, 2015

Kyrgyz President Cancels Visit to the US, Will Skip UNGA

By Catherine Putz
Almazbek Atambayev will be traveling to Beijing and Tehran, but dropped the New York leg of his September travel plans

China and Kyrgyzstan: So Near, Yet So Far
August 11, 2015

China and Kyrgyzstan: So Near, Yet So Far

By Alessandra Colarizi
The Sino-Kyrgyz border is, on paper, an important crossing but its development has been slow.

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