torsdag 17. januar 2019

China's Belt and Road Initiative and Its Impact in Central Asia

Chinese aid is presented as being free of political conditionality, in contrast to aid from the West and international financial institutions. However, Beijing expects recipient countries - and Central Asian countries in particular - to be loyal to the "One China" policy, which includes refusal to support the Uyghur cause, collaborating in "the hunt for dissidentes", limited relations with Taiwan, silence on the Tibetan issue, and alignment with China at the UN Security Council.