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Central Asia and China

Investment needed in specialist knowledge across the region.
By IWPR Central Asia

School of Sinology of Central Asia: Problems and PerspectivesThe IWPR publication School of Sinology of Central Asia: Problems and Perspectives follows extensive consultations across the region on knowledge and attitudes towards China.

Since early 2019, IWPR Central Asia and its regional analytical platform have been publishing a series of articles on sinology in Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

IWPR Central Asia with local partners also organised discussions in each capital with experts, academics and representatives of government thinktanks on whether the countries had enough specialist knowledge on China to be able to protect their national interests.

(See also Explaining China in Kyrgyzstan).

This publication is primarily intended for government bodies and decision makers actively working with China, as well as sinologists and interested members of the general public.

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, IWPR’s network of local reporters, activists and analysts are examining the economic, social and political impact of this era-defining pandemic.


This publication was prepared under the "Giving Voice, Driving Change - from the Borderland to the Steppes Project" implemented with the financial support of the Foreign Ministry of Norway.

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