Book

David Babayan

Chinese Policy in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Northern Caspian Sea Region in the end of XX – beg. of XXI Cent.


Еditor: Irina Zvyagelskaya, Mosyakov Dmitry

Institut vostokovedeniya RAN

Moskva, 2013, 328 pages

ISBN: 978-5-89282-536-8

China plays rather important role in world policy, and with time this role will be increasing. Among the main trends of Chinese foreign policy are the relations with Central Asia, the Caucasus and Northern Caspian Sea Region. Central Asia is of strategic importance for China and one of its energy suppliers. China will get from there hydrocarbon directly bypassing other states territories, and the spaces under the control of potential rivals. Thus the country can substantively decrease the degree of its energetic vulnerability. In reference to the Caucasus and Northern Caspian Sea Region it is important for China not allowing the change of geopolitical status of the regions and their participation in the alliances unacceptable for China. Northern Caspian Sea Region, being tightly connected in its turn with the Caucasus and Central Asia and serving as a bridge between these two strategically important regions, is also of great significance for China geopolitics. Its role will be intensified in Central Asia, in the Great Caucasus and Northern Caspian Sea Region.

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