The Unz Review:ㅤWith the US Looking Elsewhere, Uzbekistan and China Quietly Cement a Regional Alliance, by James Durso

While the U.S., Russia and Europe are trying to quell (or aggravate) crises simultaneously in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Israel/Gaza, the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea/Yemen, Uzbekistan and China have quietly elevated their partnership. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev made a state visit to China on Jan. 23-25, visiting Beijing and Shenzen. While there he met with China’s President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Qiang. The meeting between the Uzbek and Chinese delegations produced numerous announcements