Xi Visits Central Asia in First Trip Abroad Since 2020

This week, Xi Jinping traveled to Central Asia in his first trip abroad in over two and a half years. On Wednesday, he visited Kazakhstan, and on Thursday and Friday he visited Uzbekistan to attend the summit of the Shanghai...

China’s President Hu Jintao Opens Kazakh Gas Pipeline

President Hu Jintao is in Central Asia celebrating the opening of a gas pipeline that run from Turkmenistan through Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to Xinjiang. BBC reports: Mr Hu and Mr Nazarbayev together pressed a symbolic button...

China’s Unsavory Friends – Gary J. Bass

From The Washington Post (link): In years past, the Chinese government’s poor human rights record was only a problem for you if you happened to be Chinese. But as China’s power and influence in Asia grow, its hostility toward human rights is becoming a problem for non-Chinese, too. Propelled mostly by economic opportunism, China is […]

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