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China’s Contribution to Human Rights Abuse in Kazakhstan: Event at the EP

Over the past years, China has increased its presence in Kazakhstan, thus making their economic and political relations more robust. Importantly, human rights and the survival of civil society are at stake, as Kazakhstani activists are afraid of the growing dependence onChina, a country which has been often perceived as a bearer of abuse and corruption, and whose influence in the country is re-shaping the domestic human rights policy according to the Chinese methods of repression. Our event “Strengthened China-Kazakhstan Relations: What Impact on Human Rights?” was dedicated to this matter.