During the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in September, China signed over 30 two-way agreements across various sectors with the Central Asian governments, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo: Kremlin/dpa
During the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in September, China signed over 30 two-way agreements across various sectors with the Central Asian governments, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo: Kremlin/dpa

China could ‘opens doors’ to Central Asia amid growing discontent with Russia’s ‘Putin Doctrine’

  • Russia’s war in Ukraine has increased reservations among governments in Central Asia, with Moscow ‘not enjoying the former hegemonic power’ it once did
  • This is providing China with an opening to further grow its footprint in the region, according to an Atlantic Council panel discussion this week

During the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in September, China signed over 30 two-way agreements across various sectors with the Central Asian governments, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo: Kremlin/dpa
During the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in September, China signed over 30 two-way agreements across various sectors with the Central Asian governments, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo: Kremlin/dpa
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