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List of issues > Series «Political Science and Religion Studies». 2020. Vol. 32

Place of Central Asia in Chinese Politics in 1992–2019: the Analysis of Political and Economic Relations

K. E. Kuzmin, T. Ya. Yangel

The paper provides a detailed analysis of the development of relationships of China with the countries of the Central Asian region in 1992-2019 in political and economic spheres, as well as to trace their development and identify the problems. A detailed description of the political and economic strategy of the People's Republic of China in relation to the Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan) in 1992-2019, which has been divided into several periods, has been presented. The development of the Chinese strategy of relationships with the nations mentioned above has been considered. Special attention was paid to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which is one of the main international agencies in the region. The authors identified political and economic interests of the PRC in the region and described some features and priorities of China in Central Asia. Special attention has been paid to the Belt and Road Initiative, its principles and routes, connection with the Central Asian region, and examples of its practical implementation in the region. The author also pointed out difficulties having impact on China's policy in Central Asia; they are primarily related to fear of “Chinese expansion”. Vision of further development of China's economic and political strategy in the region has been presented.

About the Authors

Kuzmin Kirill Evgenyevich, Master’s Degree Student, Department of World History and International Relations, History Faculty, Irkutsk State University, 1, K. Marx st., Irkutsk, 664003, Russian Federation, e-mail: kirillkuzmin97@yandex.ru 

Yangel Tatyana Yakovlevna, Candidate of Sciences (History), Associate Professor, Department of World History and International Relations, History Faculty, Irkutsk State University, 1, K. Marx st., Irkutsk, 664003, Russian Federation, e-mail: yangelt@gmail.com

For citation

Kuzmin K.E., Yangel T.Ya. Place of Central Asia in Chinese Politics in 1992–2019: the Analysis of Political and Economic Relations. The Bulletin of Irkutsk State University. Series Political Science and Religion Studies, 2020, vol. 32, pp. 34-43. https://doi.org/10.26516/2073-3380.2020.32.34 (in Russian)

People's Republic of China, Central Asia, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Belt and Road Initiative, “Chinese expansion”
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