Skip to comments.Xi Jinping brings out Central Asia critics (China)
Posted on 09/24/2013 10:50:09 PM PDT by TexGrill
Chinese President Xi Jinping's first tour of Central Asian countries this month has been widely acknowledged as further strengthening Chinese influence in the region. It was the fourth trip abroad by the Chinese leader after he assumed power earlier this year, having previously visited Russia, the Americas and Africa.
The Central Asia region is of increasing strategic and economic importance to China, even though it accounts for a small fraction of Chinese global trade. China's total trade with the five countries of the region is only half of its trade with Malaysia, for example, which is around US$100 billion.
China is the biggest trading partner of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The fact that China, not Russia, is the biggest trading partner for Kazakhstan is particularly interesting as the latter is the member of the Russian-led Customs Union.
Russia still remains the largest trading partner for Uzbekistan but this might change in the near future as both Uzbekistan and China are seeing their bilateral trade grow rapidly. According to Zhang Xiao, the Chinese Ambassador in Tashkent, Chinese-Uzbek trade in the first seven months of 2013 was up 60% on the year earlier figures at more than $2.5 billion.
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Why do you continue to inundate us with crap that few respond to ? Are you trying to win an award for the most posts or something?
Russian-Chinese rivalry ping!
Hey, TexGrill’s posts makes perfect sense. He is in touch with global geopolitics.
No rivalry here. Speculation by editors does not mean anything.
If not what is it? If you are really interested to see what is an NWO just look at the Central Asia right now.
It is the way how Red China is advancing to a Gulf resources using the influence neocons has stolen from the Russians just to blow it away. No American goals reached as a result or maybe it was a plan?
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