Turkmenistan: China is Worrying About an $8 Billion Energy Bet
It looks like China is growing jittery about Iran’s standoff with the West. Specifically, Beijing is wondering about how it might impact access to Central Asian energy.
In a recent article in the Moskovskiye Novosti weekly, Russian political analyst Arkadiy Dubnov suggests that Beijing is especially worried about the fate of $8 billion in soft loans to Turkmenistan that are designed to expand natural-gas exports to energy-hungry China.
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