China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi pictured with his counterparts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan at a meeting in May. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi pictured with his counterparts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan at a meeting in May. Photo: Xinhua

Why China’s belt and road plans for Central Asia are changing

  • Amid demands for more jobs, exports and skills training, Beijing is helping Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan to industrialise
  • Analysts said China was focused on keeping Central Asian governments happy as the US and Russia look to increase their own power and influence in the region

Topic |   Central Asia
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi pictured with his counterparts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan at a meeting in May. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi pictured with his counterparts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan at a meeting in May. Photo: Xinhua
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