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SCO shows the limits of Chinese-style international organizations

Group silent even as members engage in deadly clashes during summit

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Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit participants in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Sept. 16: The group has very little impact on its members, let alone the world.   © Sputnik/Reuters

Andrei Lungu is president of the Romanian Institute for the Study of the Asia-Pacific in Bucharest.

As Chinese President Xi Jinping reemerged on the diplomatic world stage at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, this month after almost three years of pandemic isolation, border skirmishes were breaking out between two other members of the group only about 200 kilometers away.

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