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wei ding guocie – no more?

So China aquired a piece of land, 1000 somehow unidentified sqkm of the GBAO region from Tajikistan. They haggeled over that since years, the new demarcation is already under way (I am currently trying to find out via people on the ground where exactly that would be). The Chinese say they were humble since in their interpretation of the border treaties with the Russian empire from the late 19th Century they would be eligible to much more (between 20 000 and 40 000 sqkm in different interpretations). Continue reading

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