The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a mutual-security organization which was founded on June 15, 2001 by China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. India, Iran, Mongolia, and Pakistan have observer status.
Game and Story Use
- Given the industrial power of China and the raw resources of the other nations, in a Twenty Minutes Into The Future or Cyberpunk setting this could become a counterpart to NATO.
- In a science fiction setting taking place on an Earth in the more distant future, this could become the nucleus an "Eastern Block" supergovernment similar to the European Union.