Tag Archives: Kazakhstan

Didi Global backtracks on decision to exit Russia as war in Ukraine heats up

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Global, which remains under a cybersecurity investigation by Beijing, has back-pedalled on its earlier decision to cease operations in Russia at a time when Western allies have started to close ranks against Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.“Didi Chuxing will not shut down its operations in Russia,” the …

Read More »

Kazakhstan’s ambassador on China, protests and prospects for ties

In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Gabit Koishibayev, Kazakhstan’s ambassador to Beijing, assesses the biggest crisis to shake his country since independence in 1991. He also addresses concerns about the impact of the unrest on China’s massive investment in its resource-rich neighbour and the possible spillover across …

Read More »

Kazakhstan death toll topped 225 during days of unrest

They quickly spread nationwide, widened into a general protest against the country’s authoritarian government and descended into violence within several days, especially in Almaty, the country’s largest city. Protesters stormed government buildings and set them ablaze. Russian soldiers preparing a drone take-off at Almaty airport. Photo AFP At the request …

Read More »

Russia teaches US ‘history lesson’ after Kazakhstan snide | The Express Tribune

Russia’s Foreign Ministry hit back at the United States on Saturday after its Secretary of State Anthony Blinken ridiculed the deployment of Russian troops in Kazakhistan in the wake of massive anti-government protests.   According to BBC, Kazakhistan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev made the request for assistance after protesters stormed the …

Read More »