China's Long March Into Central Asia
China's military will increasingly take part in exercises with Central Asian states both within and, more important, outside the framework of the Russia-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
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Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, an unexplored frontier opened up for China to its west. Central Asia offered Beijing a new source of raw materials and markets as well as a major transit zone for Chinese exports. But China did not have the military means to buttress its...
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