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China’s belt and road to the Islamic world

by Pei Ying Loh

China’s Belt and Road Initiative has been shaking things up all across the world. Among the countries who have registered interest in the initiative are those with large or predominantly Muslim populations. In recent months, China’s relationship with some of these countries have piqued interests and started debates. What exactly is happening?

What is the Islamic World?
What is China’s relationship with the Islamic World?
Where does China import Crude Petroleum from 2017
Why pay attention now?
What kind of projects does China have with these countries?
Navigating a diverse Islamic world: challenges for China
Countries that export crude petroleum (2017)
China’s own muslims
These communities play a role in China’s relationship with countries of the Islamic world.

Map of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

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What’s next?
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