China Speeds up Its ‘Look West’ Strategy
By Nian Peng
Central Asia is becoming more and more crucial to China’s interests, and Beijing’s recent diplomacy reflects that.
Powering China’s Nuclear Ambitions
By Genevieve Donnellon-May
Xi’s trip to Kazakhstan – the world's largest uranium exporter – is another step forward in Beijing’s plans to scale up its nuclear energy sector.
What Does Xi Jinping’s Visit Tell Us About China’s Relationship with Central Asia?
By Brian Wong and Iskander Akylbayev
While the meeting with Putin stole headlines, Xi’s trips to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are about far more than Russia.