China Tightens Its Grip on Central Asia

July 11, 2020 Topic: Security Region: Asia Tags: ChinaEconomyGreat PowerXi JinpingOne Belt One Road

China Tightens Its Grip on Central Asia

The slowdown induced by the coronavirus has certainly not dampened China’s interest in the region.

“As Central Asia grows increasingly dislocated from the rest of the world, China will amplify its core message in the region” Ozcan added. “There is no alternative to Beijing.”

Bradley Jardine is a research fellow at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kissinger Institute on China and the United States.

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