Encounters after the Soviet collapse: Chinese presence in the former Soviet Union border zone
- Caroline Humphrey
- 18 februari 2016
2311 SR Leiden
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening up of the former Soviet Union’s borders, cross border interactions between the former Soviet Union states and China have augmented, and cross border encounters increased rapidly in particularly the last decade. The diversity in Chinese involvement (the Chinese state, quasi-state actors, private and individual Chinese) and Chinese capital in neighbouring states’ economies, and the impetus given by the Chinese authorities to the ‘One road, one belt’ initiative, highlights the gained importance of the border zone.