Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, in Nur-Sultan on Tuesday. Photo: Handout
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, in Nur-Sultan on Tuesday. Photo: Handout
Kazakhstan

China’s Central Asia pledges made with eye on both US and Moscow, analysts say

  • Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Kazakhstan trip seen as paving the way for likely state visit by President Xi Jinping later in the year
  • Efforts to rally support from Central Asia seek to counter US influence as well as help an embattled Russia, observer says

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, in Nur-Sultan on Tuesday. Photo: Handout
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, in Nur-Sultan on Tuesday. Photo: Handout
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