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A picture of the president of Kyrgyzstan and China’s ambassador to Bishkek at their first official meeting

China finds investment in Kyrgyzstan a risky necessity

The Central Asian rollout of China’s infrastructure construction program, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has become a boon to Kyrgyzstan. There are big plans for the future, but also troubles on the horizon. Mounting anger over China’s predatory practices as a lender and investor, and concern for the abused Muslim Uighurs in China, have fed nationalistic, anti-China sentiment among the Kyrgyz population.

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