AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Aug. 7, 2020, 2:54 p.m.
Moscow: Embroiled in a dispute with many countries of the world, China has now staked a claim on a part of central Asian country Tajikistan.
Tajikistan's economic situation is not right and it is under debt. This latest atrocity by China may weigh on Tajikistan in the coming days.
However, after this unjust claim from China, Russia has decided to intervene in the issue.
Russia warns China
After this announcement by China, Russia has turned its focus on this issue. Even 30 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia still yields a huge influence on Central Asia.
Russian media outlets have also been angered by Chinese aggression in Central Asia. Moscow still sees Central Asia as its "sphere of influence". Five Central Asian republics, including Tajikistan, are a part of Eurasia and were components of the erstwhile Soviet Union.
Russian media outlets have sharply criticized China and have also suggested that Beijing could use the river waters in the region as weapons in potential future border disputes.
Both Dushanbe and Moscow understand that Chinese investment in the Pamir region of Tajikistan in the form of border outposts, airports, and gold mining is part of their efforts to undermine Tajik sovereignty in the region.
Chinese historian Cho Yao Lu claimed in an article that the entire Pamir region was once part of China, but it lost these areas in the 19th century due to pressure from Britain and Russia.
Yao Lu also states that China was able to reclaim a part of the Pamir region in 2010. He is referring here to a 2011 deal in which debt-ridden Tajikistan had to give 1,158 square kilometers of its area to China.