Cheap Natural Gas Gives Turkmens Hell

17 Aug

President Hu Jintao shakes hands with Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov during their meeting on Wednesday in Beijing. Turkmenistan has agreed to substantially increase natural gas supplies to China. Xu Jingxing / China Daily Dissident blogger, Adalat Seeker (whose face is obscured and voice is altered in the Bhtv video for his own protection) claims, that it’s Turkmenistan’s abundant natural gas reserves that thwart any press coverage of the human rights abuses and nepotism that afflict the former Soviet satellite. And, it’s China that is Turkmenistan’s main enabler. It’s a short, informative video that help introduce one of the other “-stan”‘s in the region.

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