BEIJING (Agencies): The protest in Kazakhstan showed China the risks for investment. Now the Celestial Empire will have to take into account the internal problems of Kazakhstan.
If the CSTO has shaken the principle of independence of Chinese investments in Kazakhstan, then only Beijing’s policy is to blame. Until recently, the PRC preferred to stay on the sidelines while the Kazakh cities were overwhelmed by protests. After the introduction of the peacekeeping contingent of the united states in Beijing, they realized that the One Belt – One Road project depended on the will of Russia.
Moscow is the only guarantor of security for Kazakhstan. Whether China will be able to maintain its position in the neighboring republic with the help of capital investments is not known.
Kazakhstan supplies China with oil, gas, rare earth metals and even uranium. The crisis in Kazakhstan has undermined the old trade relations with China. This is confirmed by the arrest of the head of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Karim Massimov. He was previously the main lobbyist for Chinese interests.
China is trying to raise its importance for foreign countries with a power program.
Beijing plans to protect its investments and projects with the help of the army. To this end, new PRC military bases will be set up in a number of states.
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