Development in Central Asia

Thought this is an interesting read.

While we're all paying attention to the "major players", China has quietly sticking its hand into the land of rich natural resources.

China in, Russia out

Shoppers walk below signs in both Chinese and Russian identifying the giant Rahat Bazaar market in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The signs are indicative of the growing economic influence of China, Central Asia's large neighbor.

China maneuvers to replace Russia as a dominant political influence in Central Asia

China policy seeks regional leadership to eclipse U.S. influence, enhance the security of its Xinjiang Autonomous Region, to access oil and natural gas resources, and to increase investment and trade opportunities.

Foreign Affairs: China's Global Hunt for Energy

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