A freight train leaves Xian in northwest China for  Kazakhstan, which has seen a boom in Chinese investments in recent years. Photo: Xinhua
A freight train leaves Xian in northwest China for Kazakhstan, which has seen a boom in Chinese investments in recent years. Photo: Xinhua

Why the Kazakhstan intervention benefits China as well as Russia

  • Beijing’s support for the Moscow-led alliance’s actions to quell violence in the Central Asian nation shows value of regional stability to both powers
  • Chinese investment in the region has soared in recent years, with 56 projects worth nearly US$24.5 billion under way in Kazakhstan

A freight train leaves Xian in northwest China for  Kazakhstan, which has seen a boom in Chinese investments in recent years. Photo: Xinhua
A freight train leaves Xian in northwest China for Kazakhstan, which has seen a boom in Chinese investments in recent years. Photo: Xinhua
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