Contested Views of Contested Territories : How Tajik Society Views the Tajik-Chinese Border Settlement

Assel Bitabarova
This article examines the Tajik-Chinese border settlement and Tajik debates over it, both of which have yet to be extensively examined by either domestic or foreign scholarship. The long-standing territorial dispute between China and Tajikistan in the remote Pamir Mountains finally came to an end in January of 2011 with the ratification of the Tajik-Chinese Border Demarcation Protocol. Although the peaceful border settlement has laid the foundations for friendship between the two neighbours,
more » ... ik attitudes varied significantly among different interest groups, ranging from overt opposition to overt support of the demarcation protocol.
doi:10.14943/ebr.6.1.63 fatcat:ts2l46c3vva2lohw7qrl4txiaa