This photo is during the 17th East Asia SummitImage Credit source: PTI
Current Affairs Questions: In today’s episode of Current Affairs for the preparation of competitive exams China-Central Asia Summit Will learn about. The first China-Central Asia Summit will be held in Xi’an, China on May 18 and 19, 2023. Chinese President Xi Jinping will preside over the summit. The heads of state of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan have been invited to the conference.
It is believed that China has tried to increase its influence by inviting small countries. Big countries of the world are also keeping an eye on this international sequence of events. This becomes more important when India’s relations with China are not cordial. China is even tougher than America.
Objective of China-Central Asia Summit?
China is working on its policy, under which it has invested in many small countries. China also has a lot of investment in the invited countries, especially in the field of natural gas. This summit is also considered important for the success of the rail link connecting China to Europe and the Belt and Road Initiative.
Being the host, it is expected that Jinping will share his priorities with the visiting heads of state. Some agreements can also be signed. To deepen mutual relations, the Chinese President can also make some breathtaking talks, promises, intentions for the participating countries. According to media reports, China’s exports to partner countries are increasing continuously. In the year 2022, exports from China to these countries have reached $1.4 billion.
This summit is taking place at a time when Pakistan, an important neighbor of China, is facing an economic crisis and is now in a state of civil war. This summit is also very important for India because India also has diplomatic and business relations with all the participating countries.