Bri in Central Asia: Agriculture and Food Projects
Farkhod Aminjonov, Alina Abylkasymova, Anna Aimée, Bahtiyor Eshchanov, Daniyar Moldokanov, Indra Overland, Roman Vakulchuk (2019) ‘BRI in Central Asia: People-to-People Projects’, Central Asia Regional Data Review 27: 1–10. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.
9 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2020
Date Written: December 17, 2019
Along with financing hard infrastructure projects, Beijing also promotes soft power projects in the form of people-to-people initiatives. However, such projects are low priority within the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Central Asia. The Confucius Institutes, which appear to be an important vehicle for Chinese soft power in the region, are not directly linked to BRI and were launched before and independently of BRI.
Keywords: Central Asia, BRI, Belt and Road Initiative, China
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