China’s Policy Towards Central Asian Republics in the Aftermath of their Independence

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Saifullah Joyo


Sino-Central Asian relations have roots in history because Turkic tribes for a period during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries A.D ruled parts of China; and China s Han Dynasty ruled large tracts of Central Asia until the second century A.D. For more than a thousand years ago an epic legend has also been handed down through generations of Kyrgyz tribes. Its millions lines tell of the famous warrior Manas, who conquered lands from Central Asia to Beijing (China), and whose descendants carried on the family name and established traditions still honored among the Kyrgyz.

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