China has come off the fence in support for Kazakhstan…

Chinese President Xi Jinping lent strong support to Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev facing a country-wide rebellion.

Source: China’s Xi extends support, lauds Kazakhstan’s president for decisive action | World News – Hindustan Times

It seems that the east/west players are separating and walking their own paths now…

Everyday the East understands that the future no longer lies in the West…

Everyday the West gets more desperate and the East more unified…

WtR

An editorial in the Global Times over the weekend also made clear that “China needs security coordination with neighbouring countries over Kazakhstan.” It was claimed that due to “China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its energy imports, the Central Asian state’s stability represents a high stakes issue.”Whilst Russia has taken the lead regarding the crisis in Kazakhstan, the consensus in Beijing is that China cannot stand on the sidelines and allow a potentially hostile government to take over in a strategically important neighbour. This puts its decades-old ‘non-interference’ policy to the test and opens up a new dynamic in its own relationship with the United States.

Source: Why Kazakh crisis could worsen China-US relations — RT Op-ed

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