Central Asia–China Relations (Zhōngyà gèguó hé Zhōngguó de wàijiāo guānxì 中亚各国和中国的外交关系)|Zhōngyà gèguó hé Zhōngguó de wàijiāo guānxì 中亚各国和中国的外交关系 (Central Asia–China Relations)
China has complicated relations with the central Asian nations that became independent of the Soviet Union after 1991. Issues include boundary disputes, population growth, economy, nationalism, and separatist movements.
After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 China faced the challenge of managing bilateral relations with the newly independent nations of central Asia. The independence of these nations worsened long-simmering ethnic unrest in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, which borders several central Asian