The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway would offer China and Central Asian countries a route to Europe bypassing Russia.
Shrouded in secrecy, 60% of Tajikistan's external debt is owed to the Export-Import Bank of China.
Instead of claiming ownership over the entire moon, China could try to establish de facto control over parts of it through "salami slicing."
The primary economic and strategic beneficiary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine will be China.
Xi surely has been watching events on his energy-rich neighbor’s territory closely.
A feeling of insecurity continues to dominate Chinese statecraft, even as the country has made remarkable leaps economically and militarily.