Expert: at the SCO summit, China revived the old anti-Russian project

The special operation carried out by Russia in Ukraine has a relatively local, limited character. However, its impact on the global economicpolitical life and agenda is very large. The introduction of a huge number of anti-Russian sanctions is forcing many states to return to long-forgotten or unprofitable projects, whose implementation was postponed, but has become relevant this year.

A very indicative confirmation of this judgment can be given by the recent Samarkand summit of the SCO bloc, which was marked by an event that was ignored by many media. An agreement was signed between China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on the construction of a railway through Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, bypassing Russia. OilPrice writes about this.

According to an expert invited by the online publication, Beijing nevertheless decided to revive this old economic a project that has been on hold for many years. Some analysts generally considered him stillborn. However, Western sanctions have forced the three participating countries to revive it and even sign concrete plans to build it starting next year. Investments will be shared by the parties to the new agreement.

The $280 billion 4-kilometer railroad project that bypasses Russia will improve connectivity between China, Central Asia, Turkey and Europe, bypassing Russia. According to Beijing's plan, the "new Silk Road" will soon run through Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan without using the capacity of the Trans-Siberian Railway, at least for the transit of goods to the European part of the continent.

It’s not for nothing that this long-term construction has been shelved by its architects for many years - it has many shortcomings (for example, crossing at least four state borders and the need to change railway bogies twice due to a change of gauge) and is considered anti-Russian, since partner China has been very successfully uses the Trans-Siberian for the transit of goods. It will have to be abandoned in the near future.

Thus, the former Soviet republics are even more drawn into the sphere of interests and influence of China, not to mention the politically negative aspect of the “withdrawal” of Chinese goods from the transportation industry of the Russian Federation. Moscow's longtime partners began increasingly to look for alternative transportation routes, while Beijing decided to build its own.

So, despite all the difficulties, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan finally settled their differences and decided on the future of the old project: the routes of the route and other details that had previously caused controversy were determined. Of course, it was a forced decision. Probably, when weighing the risks of being able to get blocking sanctions against what offers a workaround with all its shortcomings, the lesser "evil" was chosen - a new freight railway.
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  1. bobba94 Offline bobba94
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 19 September 2022 11: 48
    If a black cat runs between China and Russia (everything happens in life), then the Trans-Siberian Railway will be kirdyk .... Chinese politicians are pragmatic and far-sighted people, so China will play it safe and build these 280 km railway through Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
    1. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 20 September 2022 14: 07
      You're right. The reasons must be sought in the unreliability of Russia as a strategic partner. Russia is now actually demonstrating itself to its partners as a "lame duck". It is fatally dependent on its mortal enemy, and is already one step away from being drawn into a war with NATO, in which it will not survive. Why? Yes, because she, wounded and exhausted, who has fully fulfilled her role, will be finished off by the master of this war himself.
      China, like all countries in the world, proceeds from its own interests. Russia could be his (and itself too) true friend, if not for its power, subordinated to the interests and plans of the Americans
      1. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 21 September 2022 16: 22
        I don't like this either. To put it mildly. But in order to get out of a critical situation, you must first at least admit it to yourself.
  2. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 19 September 2022 11: 48
    How is it that China revived the anti-Russian project?
    The Chinese are friends! Here everyone writes about it thirty-three times a day (except for Gorenina). And here - on you! We have never had such a birth, and here it is again.
    I just do not really understand why he is anti-Russian? Because it doesn't lead to Moscow (the third Rome)? They don’t use the Trans-Siberian Railway, bad people like that, behind the scenes they want to smuggle goods, bypassing their older brother from Moscow.
  3. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 19 September 2022 11: 53
    I would not say that this is an anti-Russian project. Russia is far from these places, and the republics need to trade with China. But its anti-Kazakh orientation suggests itself. After all, only Kazakhstan and China have a convenient border for crossings. And the Kyrgyz and Tajiks have high mountains. So ready to hammer tunnels but not to involve Kazakhstan
  4. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 19 September 2022 12: 05
    As often happens, the article is biased and does not correspond to reality. It is enough to look at the map and everything will become clear - the route through S. Asia, then the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan to Turkey with a fork, - Zh.D. through the Balkans to Europe or the Mediterranean, is the most direct and shortest, and therefore the most promising. I now think that it was not launched because of the allied attitude of the PRC to the Russian Federation, but the economy is making adjustments .. Such an article, in context, confuses the basics and has the intention of causing discord between the Russian Federation and the PRC.
  5. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 19 September 2022 12: 27
    each state does what is beneficial to it, only in Russia the leaders constantly want to please others to the detriment of their state, but at the same time they spread snot about their patriotism on all platforms
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 20 September 2022 07: 16
      Not true. Russia, unlike other states, does not have long-term political and economic plans that ensure the interests of both the country and its people. The leaders of Russia spend the political, economic and financial resources of the country for the sake of the ambitions of individuals or certain clans lobbying their interests. That is why she (Russia) and her people, with such resources and opportunities, always find themselves in a deep ass, but individuals, or clans, are always in chocolate.
  6. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 19 September 2022 12: 41
    The Russian Federation will not be able to increase the capacity of railway lines to China in the near future. This turned out to be expensive and long for the Russian Federation. Therefore, speculation about the reasons for the resuscitation of workarounds should not be confused with reality. There is another nuance, China does not invest in infrastructure, everything is at the expense of transit countries, and if sanctions hit China, it is clear that the costs, as in the case of Nord Stream 2, will fall on the shoulders of whoever. Therefore, there is nothing to cry about.
  7. Victor M. Offline Victor M.
    Victor M. (Victor) 19 September 2022 16: 06
    Rave. And what is anti-Russian in it? Any government should think first of all about its country, and not about "friends". And do what is good for the country. Otherwise, such a government should be driven.
  8. delvin-fil Offline delvin-fil
    delvin-fil (Alex) 19 September 2022 16: 30
    The introduction of a huge number of anti-Russian sanctions makes many states

    read as "forBiologically active substancelays"
  9. Homeless Offline Homeless
    Homeless (Vladimir) 19 September 2022 20: 18
    Russia needs to come to an agreement with the Taliban or pseudo-Taliban to carry out terror actions from the moment this tricky railway project began work.
    1. Choro Kyrgyz Offline Choro Kyrgyz
      Choro Kyrgyz (Choro Kyrgyz) 20 September 2022 13: 49
      And what will you achieve with these calls of friends? Even more hatred towards the Russian state and people? I’m thinking here how I would like you to win in the confrontation with NATO, and he thinks how to bring trouble on me. Be a man, change your mind.
  10. Yuri Bryanskiy Offline Yuri Bryanskiy
    Yuri Bryanskiy (Yuri Bryansky) 20 September 2022 03: 16
    China uses a dual approach: 1. Technology in exchange for the market. 2. Diversification of risks. Therefore, there is nothing surprising in the fact that new railway lines will be built.
  11. Boris S. Offline Boris S.
    Boris S. (Boris) 20 September 2022 07: 03
    Do not forget to remind the wide-eyed people later when everything is fine with us.
  12. DVF Offline DVF
    DVF (Denis) 20 September 2022 08: 09
    The Trans-Siberian and BAM can no longer cope with the flow of containers, and the presence of another route will not be superfluous for China.
  13. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 20 September 2022 08: 59
    In Kazakhstan, Russian trucks are detained and documents are confiscated.
    Kazakhstan began to detain Russian trucks with European goods. ... at least eight road trains are stuck on the territory of the republic.

    With such "friends" and enemies are not needed.
  14. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 20 September 2022 09: 12
    An agreement was signed between China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on the construction of a railway through Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, bypassing Russia.

    And where will this road go from Uzbekistan? Through Afghanistan and Iran, which is under the sanctions of the Anglo-Saxons?
    This is pure shnyaga, not long-term Chinese plans. There people calculate their moves.
  15. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 20 September 2022 09: 17
    Central Asian state entities need access to world trade routes and, in the absence of seaports, this can only be done through the construction of railways, and all existing ones pass through the Russian Federation and therefore their desire to have other directions is quite understandable, especially since the new railway is much shorter than the overloaded Trans-Siberian and therefore more cost-effective. In addition, it will connect the Central Asian state formations, and through them the Russian Federation, with the huge and promising Chinese market. The construction of the railway is also in the interests of the PRC with its Silk Road and Regional Partnership project.
    Provocative speculation that someone will win more than others, inciting discord, the desire to put a spoke in the wheel, harms everyone.
    The construction of the road will give an impetus to economic development and cooperation in the region, reduce ethnic conflicts and benefit everyone.
  16. Tixiy Offline Tixiy
    Tixiy (Tixiy) 20 September 2022 10: 50
    China doesn't put its eggs in one basket. This is the usual policy of the Middle Kingdom, I would say typical. And we just need to work and plan, like the Chinese, not for a year, not for five years, but much further. Modernize the Trans-Siberian Railway, because in some places you can still meet the XNUMXth century, and outside the window is already the XNUMXst.
  17. nikanikolich Offline nikanikolich
    nikanikolich (nikola) 20 September 2022 21: 31
    As expected, you continue to sell them gas and oil for a penny, you can see from this you will become richer. Yes, you will just be a "rich pack" getting your 10% of 100% wealth and nothing more. Keep it up "EDROSSIYA". The main thing is that the ten flies into the right pockets. There was a lot in my "age" but such an anneal is something. It is a pity that there is no Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky
  18. beer puff Offline beer puff
    beer puff (Igor Trabkin) 20 September 2022 21: 48
    China needs trade routes on land. One BAM is not enough for China's expected flow of goods. Russia needs time to modernize the BAM, China is insuring itself.
  19. Sam Rimer Offline Sam Rimer
    Sam Rimer (Sam Rimer) 21 September 2022 07: 54
    Quote: bobba94
    If a black cat runs between China and Russia (everything happens in life), then the Trans-Siberian Railway will be kirdyk .... Chinese politicians are pragmatic and far-sighted people, so China will play it safe and build these 280 km railway through Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

    The Chinese remember everything and forget nothing. As it was in the PLA Museum in Beijing. Big exposition about Damansky. There the USSR is painted in terrible colors. Inscriptions: "Damansky is ours!" But there are fools who are ready to kiss their eastern neighbor, you know where. This is very bad, unreasonable.
    1. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 21 September 2022 21: 19
      Found what you were looking for. Of course, you haven’t tried to look for evidence of friendship and assistance from the USSR to people’s China