In 2019 Laurens Thys traveled from Belgium to Eastern Kazakhstan. When he arrived at the border from Kazakhstan with China, he started documenting the rapidly changing landscapes of the area. He continuously found himself in desolated landscapes where the human hand marked the surface with infrastructure projects. While traveling through the steppe of East Kazakhstan, he was confronted with stories that raised questions about the subtle political power of China in the border area. These images provide a narrative perspective of a region in constant change. The horizon becomes increasingly red in Eurasia. China is on its way to become the new global power of the future.