The new highway will connect existing railway lines in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
China, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan intend to build a railway corridor along the China-Europe route, bypassing Russia. The corresponding tripartite document was signed at the Central Asia-China summit held recently in China, Radio Liberty reports.
The first agreements on the construction of this railway line were signed back in September 2022 as part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit held in Uzbekistan. The new document defines further specific steps in the implementation of the project – the development of a detailed project, the definition of a financing model, etc.
According to preliminary information, the new railway line should begin at the Torugart Pass – on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China, where there is already an existing railway line. Further, the highway will go to Uzbekistan, where it will connect with another already existing branch of the Uzbek railways.
The new highway will pass through mountainous areas difficult for construction, which will require the creation of many tunnels, the number of which can be up to a hundred.
China is pushing Russia out of Asia
Last weekend, China hosted the Central Asia-China summit, at which plans were announced to significantly strengthen Beijing’s economic cooperation with the countries of the region. In fact, China announced its intention to subjugate Central Asia, which was previously considered the patrimony of the Russian Federation.
It is noteworthy that China’s relations with Russia itself are rather contradictory. For example, the day before it became known that China, under various pretexts, refuses to import Russian grain, preferring to buy it in the USA, Australia and Canada.