Xi to host first China-Central Asia summit this month

President Xi Jinping will host a summit with Central Asian leaders, aiming to strengthen economic and diplomatic ties. China’s investments in the region’s natural gas reserves and rail links are crucial for its Belt and Road Initiative. Beijing’s growing influence in Central Asia is challenging Russia’s dominance.

Kazakhs take Xinjiang protest to China’s doorstep

by Christopher Rickleton Gulnur Kosdaulet’s daily journey to protest over her husband’s…