China - Central Asia Relations

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Abdul Latif Tunio


The paper analyzes China's objectives after territorial changes on its western border. The vacuum of power created by the demise of Soviet Union has put Mackinder's world in flux. China is conscious of changing political scenario in the Central Asia. The new great game is underway to shape the political discourse to the whims of great powers. This paper is an attempt to understand the new policy mechanism adopted by China in its relations will Central Asia. And identify different areas of convergence & divergence in Sino-Russian approaches to Central Asia.

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