By empty (6/29/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)According to an article in "Kommersant-Vlast," No. 25, China is "using the Shanghai Forum to subvert the Central Asian states," to drive out Russian influence there, and to create "a kind of Chinese CIS." The supplement said that "the Shanghai Six already looks like an alliance of autocracies, where Russia is the only ill-fitting element.
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