Decoding the Institutionalization of China’s Political Relations with Central Asia

China’s relations with Central Asia have primarily been shaped by evolving economic, political, and security objectives. Because of its geographic proximity, abundant natural resources, and advantageous position as a gateway to Europe and the Middl....

Third C+C5 Meeting: Reinforcing Chinese Influence in Central Asia

The third meeting of the Foreign Ministers (FMs) of China and five Central Asian countries within the framework of China+ C5 took place in Nur Sultan on June 8, 2022. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi along w....

Second China-Central Asia (C+C5) Foreign Ministers Meet: Major Takeaways

China’s relations with its Central Asian neighbours have been complicated. Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Central Asia has been crucial for Chinese foreign policy for two reasons. First, the security of its nor....

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