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The United States is restricting 11 Chinese companies from buying American technology and other goods because it says they're linked to alleged human rights violations in Xinjiang.

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 A Beijing health official has admitted that the ‘unknown pneumonia’ said to be sweeping across Kazakhstan is actually ‘likely to be Covid-19’.

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 CHINESE officials have warned of a fatal "unknown pneumonia" with a death rate higher than the coronavirus COVID-19 which is spreading across an Asian country.

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 Trying to find out what “Eurasia” means for Kazakhstan’s foreign policy turned out to be much harder than predicted.

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 Eurasianism, as developed in Kazakhstan, became an official vehicle for the foreign policy vision of Nursultan Nazarbayev.

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 US House passes bill authorising sanctions against Chinese officials over the mass incarceration of Muslim Uighurs.

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A new report sheds light on the true costs of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor for Pakistan.

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TAV, a Turkish holding, completed the purchase of Almaty International Airport, Kazakhstan’s most active airport.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks by the media as he prepares to board a plane at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., on June 23, 2019. JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Hobbled by the impeachment trial, the U.S. secretary of state faces the tricky task of explaining a Trump administration policy that has often looked two-faced.

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A trade and investment partnership between China and Kazakhstan, seen as key to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Central Asia, is creaking as flagship projects run into trouble and Kazakhs voice distrust of their eastern neighbour’s economic overtures.