The Heat: President Xi visits Central Asia

The Heat

In his first stop in Central Asia, President Xi arrived in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. The Chinese president was welcomed by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at the airport in the capital of Nur-sultan. The two leaders held talks on bilateral ties and economic and trade cooperation. President Xi is now in Uzbekistan for a state visit and to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit.

Joining the discussion:

  • Rachel Ziemba is the Founder of Ziemba Insights and is a geo-economic and country risk expert.
  • Anara Tabyshalieva is an Associate Professor of History at the Marshall University.
  • Yerzhan Saltybayev is the Director of the Institute of World Economy and Politics and an expert on geopolitics and international security.
  • Einar Tangen is a senior fellow with the Taihe Institute.

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