The new 350km highway between Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital, and Naryn was built with Chinese backing. Photo: Kalinga Seneviratne

China’s belt and road extends to Kyrgyzstan, but are new transport links worth all that debt?

  • Beijing’s partners in Europe and Southeast Asia command much attention at this year’s Belt and Road Forum
  • But there is much China-backed development in Central Asia – and much concern over whether Kyrgyzstan will pay back the billions it has borrowed
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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The new 350km highway between Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital, and Naryn was built with Chinese backing. Photo: Kalinga Seneviratne
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