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Chinese Companies' Localization in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

van der Kley, Dirk


Chinese workers have long been a hot button issue in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It is commonly assumed, both in the media and much of the academic literature, that Chinese investors and contractors prefer to hire Chinese labor in both countries. This fieldnote argues that Chinese companies are successfully localizing their labor in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Local societal and governmental pressure as well as the increasing cost of Chinese labor are the biggest drivers of this localization....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Problems of Post-Communism
DOI: 10.1080/10758216.2020.1755314


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