Silk Road

China and its Central Asian Neighbors

The leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan met in Xi'an in May, 2023. Xinhua photo.
August 3, 2023

Central Asian nations increasingly linked economically to China. Russia, the U.S. and others have noticed.

Xi Jinping, On the maritime silk road, China-ASEAN cooperation, October 2, 2013

October 2, 2013

Xi Jinping addressed the Indonesian parliament in Jakarta and laid out his wish that China and Indonesia work together in building a Maritime Silk Road. The initiative wasn't formally named at the time, but would become 一带一路, the Belt and Road Initiative.