20 July 2012
China's Policy Towards Central Asian SCO States
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a platform that helps the Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC) to strengthen its political ties with the republics of Central Asia. The main dimension of China’s cooperation with its partners from the region is in the economic sphere. China's aim is to stabilize the Central Asian states, which are important for the security of the region, including the Chinese province of Xinjiang. The PRC may soon become the most important external international actor in Central Asia. The European Union, despite much weaker potential, should also be politically present in the region.
© 2012 Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
Marcin Zaborowski, Katarzyna Staniewska, Jarosław Ćwiek-Karpowicz, Beata Górka-Winter, Artur Gradziuk, Roderick Parkes, Beata Wojna