Kazakhstan, which has been engulfed in violence, is a crucial link in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: AFP
Kazakhstan, which has been engulfed in violence, is a crucial link in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: AFP

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Kazakhstan unrest: how will China’s economic interests be affected by the protests?

  • The violence has stirred concerns about the impact on Chinese companies in the country, which has received billions of dollars of investment from its neighbour
  • Positioned between China and Europe, Kazakhstan is a crucial link in the Belt and Road Initiative and was where Xi announced the massive infrastructure project

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
Kazakhstan, which has been engulfed in violence, is a crucial link in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: AFP
Kazakhstan, which has been engulfed in violence, is a crucial link in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: AFP
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