What has pushed Mongolians to take to the streets in protest?

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Thousands of people are protesting in the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar.

They are demanding justice after government officials were implicated in a scandal involving stolen coal.

Some want the parliament to be dissolved.

Others are frustrated by rising inflation and a worsening economy.

Mongolia is heavily dependent on two economic powerhouses on its borders: Russia and China.

But the former’s war in Ukraine and the latter’s strict COVID-19 policies have put pressure on Mongolia’s economy.

Presenter: Imran Khan


Anand Tumurtogoo – BNE Intellinews correspondent in Mongolia

Solongoo Bayarsaikhan – Mongolia’s deputy minister of justice and home affairs

Chris Weafer – CEO at Macro-Advisory, a strategic consultancy focused on Eurasia

Published On 7 Dec 2022

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