Regional Skirmishes Could Complicate China’s Deepening Ties to Central Asia

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Regional Skirmishes Could Complicate China’s Deepening Ties to Central Asia

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 2:00pm

In an effort to cut dependence on coal and to reduce pollution, Chinese authorities have been encouraging use of more natural gas. China relies overwhelmingly on countries in Central Asia to procure that gas. But as China deepens its energy ties with Central Asia, it may face a predicament that it has not faced yet: regional border disputes that may cause supply disruptions.

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Keywords: Energy | Central Asia | China | Energy | Environment | Kazakhstan | National Geographic | Turkmenistan | natural gas | uzbekistan

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