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Analyses | | Michał Bogusz, Mariusz Marszewski

The news published in the American and Indian press over the past few days confirmed the presence of a Chinese military base in south-eastern Tajikistan. Unofficial reports concerning this issue have been seen in the…

Analyses | | Michał Bogusz, Mariusz Marszewski

On 9 January, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan reported that Beijing has consented to allowing a group of around 2000 Chinese citizens of Kazakh origin to leave China for Kazakhstan, while waiving their Chinese…

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

The President of China, Xi Jinping, toured Central Asia between 3-13 September, visiting Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and finally Kyrgyzstan, where he took part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. It was the first…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota
The twelfth summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) took place on 6-7 June in Beijing. The summit was attended by the presidents of the organisation’s member states: China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
On 31 May, the Kazakh government announced that the charred bodies of fourteen soldiers had been found in a burnt watchtower in the mountains close to the Kazakh-Chinese border. The only surviving soldier (a 19 year old ethnic Russian…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
During President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan’s visit to China (23-25 ​​November) a contract was signed to supply 25 billion m³ of gas to China, which together with previously concluded contracts represents a total of 65…
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On 26 April, the state gas company Turkmengaz and the Chinese Development Bank signed an agreement for a loan of US$4.1 billion to the Turkmen company, in exchange for gas supplies to China (in 2009 Turkmenistan incurred another loan…
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On 19-20 April, during Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s visit to China, a range of agreements were signed, including a Chinese loan for Uzbekistan of up to US$1.5 billion, as well as memoranda on investments of US$5 billion. The high…
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During a visit by Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev to China on 21–23 February, several agreements were signed expanding the two countries’ current economic cooperation. Both the documents signed and the topics discussed…