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Powering China’s Nuclear Ambitions
September 20, 2022

Powering China’s Nuclear Ambitions

By Genevieve Donnellon-May
Xi’s trip to Kazakhstan – the world's largest uranium exporter – is another step forward in Beijing’s plans to scale up its nuclear energy sector.

What Does Xi Jinping’s Visit Tell Us About China’s Relationship with Central Asia?
September 15, 2022

What Does Xi Jinping’s Visit Tell Us About China’s Relationship with Central Asia?

By Brian Wong and Iskander Akylbayev
While the meeting with Putin stole headlines, Xi’s trips to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are about far more than Russia.
Why China’s Xi Is Visiting Kazakhstan First
September 13, 2022

Why China’s Xi Is Visiting Kazakhstan First

By Catherine Putz
Before Xi travels to Samarkand, Uzbekistan, for the SCO summit and a bilateral with Russian President Putin, he’ll land in Kazakhstan for a state visit.

Why Did Central Asia’s Leaders Go to Beijing?
February 08, 2022

Why Did Central Asia’s Leaders Go to Beijing?

By Catherine Putz
The visits by all five Central Asian presidents to China for the opening of the Beijing Games illustrate the importance of the relationship for both sides.

Observer Now, Beneficiary Later: China and the Unrest in Kazakhstan
January 21, 2022

Observer Now, Beneficiary Later: China and the Unrest in Kazakhstan

By Benno Zogg
China’s interests in Kazakhstan appear unaffected. As the Kazakhstani regime seeks economic growth and may tighten repression, Beijing's importance could grow.

Why Haven’t Kazakh Xinjiang Protests Gained Traction?
August 18, 2021

Why Haven’t Kazakh Xinjiang Protests Gained Traction?

By Dariga Sanayeva
The plight of Kazakhs detained in Xinjiang’s “re-education” camps has not gained widespread public support among ethnic Kazakhs in Kazakhstan.

Ahead of CCP Anniversary, Kazakh Activists Protesting China’s Xinjiang Policies Detained
July 02, 2021

Ahead of CCP Anniversary, Kazakh Activists Protesting China’s Xinjiang Policies Detained

By Catherine Putz
Several activists well-known for picketing the Chinese consulate in Almaty have reportedly been detained in Kazakhstan.
With Kazatomprom Deal, China Secures Nuclear Fuel Supply and Enhances Ties With Kazakhstan
June 04, 2021

With Kazatomprom Deal, China Secures Nuclear Fuel Supply and Enhances Ties With Kazakhstan

By Gregory Xanthos
China’s state-owned corporations are acquiring strategic resources around the globe, including locking in nuclear fuel supplies from Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan Bans Sale of Agricultural Lands to Foreigners
May 18, 2021

Kazakhstan Bans Sale of Agricultural Lands to Foreigners

By Catherine Putz
The land code protests of 2016 were a rare occurrence and yielded a rare outcome: a shift in state policy.

Kazakhstan-China Border Delays as Rail Freight Hedge Wobbles
January 05, 2021

Kazakhstan-China Border Delays as Rail Freight Hedge Wobbles

By Tristan Kenderdine
A bottleneck on the Kazakh-China border has left thousands of wagons waiting to cross for weeks on end.

Tracing the Chinese Footprints in Kazakhstan’s Oil and Gas Industry
December 12, 2020

Tracing the Chinese Footprints in Kazakhstan’s Oil and Gas Industry

By Niva Yau
In Beijing’s pursuit of shifting its trade and energy dependencies from sea to land, Nur-Sultan is a necessary partner.
China Changes Diplomatic Styles in Central Asia Over COVID-19
August 03, 2020

China Changes Diplomatic Styles in Central Asia Over COVID-19

By Umida Hashimova
Why is China rushing to comment on domestic COVID-19 developments in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan?

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