China’s Growing Car Exports and Central Asia’s Future
Thursday 7 July 2011
Only two decades ago this would probably have been unimaginable, but today China’s car exports are targeting consumers in the industrialized and emerging countries worldwide. This dramatic car export expansion has also been clear in the adjacent Central Asian region.
As China evolves its manufacturing and export base of value-added goods in the coming years, Central Asia’s economic landscape is set to change even more drastically. This raises speculation about risks and opportunities that Central Asia may experience in the long run, by either becoming a Chinese dependency or establishing itself as an integrator of power shifts and flows in Eurasia.