In Xi’an, China’s Xi Calls for a ‘Shared Future’ With Central Asia by Catherine Putz

22 May 2023

On May 19, 2023 The Diplomat published an article called “In Xi’an, China’s Xi Calls for a ‘Shared Future’ With Central Asia”, written by Catherine Putz.

Chinese President Xi Jinping convened with five Central Asian leaders for the first time in person during the China-Central Asia Summit in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province. At the summit, future relations between China and the respective countries of Central Asia were discussed.

In the face of unprecedented transformations occurring on a global scale, the six nations expressed their firm commitment to forging a stronger relationship. They are “determined to join hands to build a closer China-Central Asia community with a shared future.”

However, the author Catherine Putz points out that the summit will not essentially change the relationship between Beijing and Central Asian states as promised by the “new blueprint”. Nevertheless, “there is much more to unpack from the China-Central Asia Summit, especially stemming from the various bilateral visits that occurred on the sidelines.”

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