China and Russia have both given assistance to Kazakhstan, a nation with which they share a border. This comes at a time when Beijing and Moscow are closer than ever. Kazakhstan has been in upheaval in recent days as rallies erupt around the nation. Days after the six-nation Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) responded to Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s plea for assistance in quelling national uproar that started as protests against rising energy prices, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke with Kazakh counterpart Mukhtar Tileuberdi on the phone to offer help.
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