President Xi Jinping walks alongside Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Uzbekistan last week. Photo: EPA-EFE
President Xi Jinping walks alongside Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Uzbekistan last week. Photo: EPA-EFE
China trade

China brings cash to former Soviet republics in bid to win favour with Central Asian ‘stans’

  • New investments and agreements illustrate how deals between China and Central Asia are being increasingly prioritised following President Xi Jinping’s visit
  • China could be looking for ‘a new Silk Road’, the ancient Eurasian trade network that bypassed what’s now Russia to reach parts of Europe

President Xi Jinping walks alongside Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Uzbekistan last week. Photo: EPA-EFE
President Xi Jinping walks alongside Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Uzbekistan last week. Photo: EPA-EFE
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