China to build a special base in Tajikistan

China and Tajikistan signed an agreement to build a special base on the border with Afghanistan. The project will be implemented by Chinese contractors in the Wakhan Gorge of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan under the patronage of the Ministry of Public Security of the PRC and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tajikistan.

According to the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic Abdurahmon Alamshozoda, the Chinese side will finance the construction of the facility. The base itself will be designed to house the Rapid Reaction Force of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. At the same time, Dushanbe does not hide that a special facility will be erected as part of countering a possible threat emanating from neighboring Afghanistan after the Taliban came to power (banned in the Russian Federation).

At the moment, it is not known whether the presence of Chinese military personnel or employees of the Ministry of Public Security at the new base in Tajikistan is implied. Such an initiative would require the consent of all countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

In 2019, The Washington Post reported the appearance of a Chinese border post in the Ishkashim region of Tajikistan bordering Afghanistan, the existence of which is not recognized by either side.
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  1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 28 October 2021 23: 18
    China is unobtrusively building a network of military bases at sea and on land, and it would be extremely surprising if they were not in the region of Central Asia on the NSR route.
    Friendship is friendship, but money apart. The Chinese pay, maybe the Tajik state budget will get something from this, but not not, so a hundred or two people are involved in serving the Chinese for their own money - again, benefit.
    Most importantly, under the guise of supplying their base, they receive a Tajik window for smuggling their goods into the CIS, EAEU, CSTO, which provide for the free movement of goods and capital.
  2. smersh chek Offline smersh chek
    smersh chek (smersh chek) 29 October 2021 23: 44
    Are Chinese building cheaper than Tajiks?
    1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
      Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 30 October 2021 11: 39
      The average wage is about $ 2000, the Chinese labor force is more expensive than the Russian one, but by building some kind of facility they create and its infrastructure, which is beyond the power of underdeveloped state education and is economically inexpedient for others - roads, communications, medical services, cultural education institutions, etc., thus mastering the entire territory, and the second echelon is private companies and small business. As a result, state education becomes entangled in financial, technical, technological, personnel and other cobwebs and is drawn into external dependence.