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COURSE ADVISOR: BY:
Dr. Mukesh Kumar Mishra Apoorva Srivastava
School of International Studies B.A. IIIrd year (Chinese)
School of Languages
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY
ENERGY RESOURCES IN CENTRAL ASIA
INFLUENCE OF CHINA’S ECONOMIC POLICIES TOWARDS CENTRAL ASIA
Central Asia, central region of Asia, extends from the Caspian Sea in the west to the border of western China in the east. It is bounded on the north by Russia and on the south by Iran, Afghanistan, and China. In modern contexts, all definitions of Central Asia include these five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan (pop. 16.6 million), Kyrgyzstan (5.5 million), Tajikistan (7.6 million), Turkmenistan (5.1 million), and Uzbekistan (29.5 million), for a total population of 64.7 million as of 2012. Other areas sometimes included are Afghanistan, Mongolia, and sometimes Xinjiang and Tibet in western China, and southern Siberia in southern Russia. Total Area is 1,542,000 square miles (3,994,000 square km). Total Population is (1993 estimated) 53,612,000. The present paper has been divided into two parts. The first part deals with the energy resources of Central Asia while the second part discusses about the influence of China’s economic policies towards Central Asia.
Central Asia, made up of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, is a vast land mass separating the countries of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus from East and South Asia. It is a region rich in natural resources, including oil and gas, and has a surprising variety of animals and plants. And it is a region long shrouded in mystery, known by...