CHINA’S INFLUENCE ON THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE CENTRAL ASIAN STATES: METHODS AND CONSEQUENCES
The article discusses the notion and the methods of Chinese-style globalization as exemplified in the case of the Central Asian countries. Forms of PRC’s economic influence on the countries in the region are highlighted. They include investments, financing the real sector of economy, developing trade infrastructure, and establishing a network of Chinese trade communities as a stronghold and point of migrants’ economic penetration into Central Asian countries. Labor migration and the establishment of Chinese migrant networks play a special role in Chinese-style globalization. A close relationship has been revealed between Chinese investments and migration, they are usually practically simultaneous with each other and are mutually dependent in the contemporary economic environment. The tendency towards an increasingly greater consolidation of PRC’s position in the Central Asian region is observed.