CCP Holds China–Central Asia Summit

While G-7 leaders gather in Japan, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is holding a summit of its own. Chinese leader Xi Jinping kicked off the China–Central Asia Summit in the historic silk road city of Xi’an on Thursday. The five states invited are Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The CCP views the five former Soviet republics as critical to its ambitions in the region. NTD spoke to Gregory Copley, president of the International Strategic Studies Association, on the significance of the summit.