Kyrgyzstan

Xi hails enlarged Central Asian bloc as G-7 ends in disarray
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Xi hails enlarged Central Asian bloc as G-7 ends in disarray

... Beijing's infrastructure projects in Central Asia make some in the bloc uncomfortable — particularly India, which alone among members has refused to endorse the program. Russia, too, is wary of China's expanding influence, and though it has somewhat reluctantly embraced the Belt and Road, it is also seeking to expand its own economic and political leverage in the region through a customs union it dominates known as the Eurasian Economic Union.

Op-Ed: How Kyrgyzstan became a pawn in China's game
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Op-Ed: How Kyrgyzstan became a pawn in China's game

Kyrgyzstan, in the near future, will become a part of the new Eurasian railway route. The intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the road "China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan" will be signed this summer. On April 20th, the responsible parties will meet to discuss the details of the project, which, because of its ambiguity, has already been named the "road of contradictions".

5-05-2018, 13:48
Kyrgyzstan will have to give its lands to China
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Kyrgyzstan will have to give its lands to China

Now Kyrgyzstan's foreign debt is about $4.2 billion, $2.5 of which, were accrued during the presidency of former presidents Askar Akayev and Kurmanbek Bakiyev. The remaining amount of loans was accrued during the presidency of Almazbek Atambayev. In fact, during his term, the Chinese gave us a loan and themselves implemented the projects under it. Is it normal? This money was given to us by a commercial bank, and not an international organization, which means that this loan will never be debited to us. I'm afraid that Kyrgyzstan will still have to give up land, the thermal power station or large deposits to pay off debts.

Op-Ed: Vanity Fair: Atambayev’s addiction to power
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Op-Ed: Vanity Fair: Atambayev’s addiction to power

Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, clearly cannot forget about his, now past, role of the president. He positions himself as the main politician of the state, gives advice as an "elder brother" of Sooronbai Jeenbekov -- the current president of Kyrgyzstan and still flies aboard the presidential plane. Another thing that also hasn’t changed -- he still drinks as much alcohol as when he was the president.

12-04-2018, 17:00