Kazakhstan
Why is Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan Significant?

Background The incumbent President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won by a landslide in an early presidential election on November 20, 2022. He was reelected because the Kazakh people trusted him and supported a fair government...

Kazakhstan at the Spotlight of a Constructive Dialogue between different Religions and Cultures: President Tokayev

Republic of Kazakhstan hosted the Seventh Congress of the Leaders of the World and Traditional Religions on 14-15 September 2022. Former President Nursultan Nazarbayev formulated this initiative to promote dialogue and discussion among different...

China: Daily Scan, September 21, 2022

Wang Yang meets new leadership of China Islamic Association: Xinhuanet September 20, 2022 Senior Chinese leader Wang Yang Tuesday met with members of the newly-elected leadership of the China Islamic Association. Wang, a member of the Standing...

China: Daily Scan, September 15, 2022

China to further optimize industrial chain for pharmaceutical sector: Xinhuanet September 14 2022 China will shore up weak links in the industrial chain for the pharmaceutical sector, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on...

China: Daily Scan, September 14, 2022

Xi's upcoming visits show high importance China attaches to SCO, relations with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan: Xinhuanet September 13, 2022 Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming attendance to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit and state...

China: Daily Scan, September 7, 2022

China's State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet September 6, 2022 The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of officials on Tuesday. Zhang Qingsong was appointed vice governor of the People's Bank of...

Sinostan: China's Growing Influence in Central Asia

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, China had greater ambitions to establish cordial relations with newly independent CARs, which had not previously been the case due to Sino-Soviet animosity. In addition, the geopolitical vacuum left by the...

China: Daily Scan, September 6, 2022

Xi orders all-out rescue efforts after 6.8-magnitude earthquake in SW China: Xinhuanet September 5, 2022 Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out rescue efforts to minimize casualties after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China's...

Engaging Central Asia

The five countries of Central Asia viz Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have been largely peaceful and stable since they attained independence on the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. There have been a few...

Sino-Kazakh Trans Boundary Water Dispute: An assessment

Introduction There are 24 trans-boundary rivers between China and Kazakhstan, and all of their mainstreams flow to form a clear upstream-downstream relationship. In this water-scarcity zone, the trans-boundary flow of water is limited. Therefore,...

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