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Kyrgyzstan: The Importance of an Anti-Chinese Protest in Central Asia

MIN READJan 10, 2019 | 00:28 GMT

(Stratfor)

Around 300 protesters rallied in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek on Jan. 7 to call for the deportation of illegal Chinese migrants, oppose the granting of citizenship to Chinese who marry Kyrgyz nationals, challenge the persecution of ethnic Kyrgyz in re-education camps in China's Xinjiang province and push against China's broader economic ties to the country. The anti-Chinese protest marks a growing resistance to China's expansion of economic ties and broader geopolitical influence in Central Asia....

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