Azhar Serikkaliyeva

Azhar Serikkaliyeva

Junior Research fellow

Azhar Serikkaliyeva graduated from China Studies Department of the Faculty of Oriental Studies in Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in 2008. She completed master education in 2010 by presenting her master thesis namely ‘Chinese strategy of peaceful rising and current sino-kazakh relations ’. She holds a Masters in Area Studies from al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Azhar Serikkaliyeva started doctorate process in 2010 and completed it in 2014 by presenting her PhD thesis ‘Chinese social and economic activity at the SCO’. During academic career she has published more than 20 scientific p

Staff's Publications

January 10, 2020

China’s Arctic Policy and Polar Silk Road

In recent years, China has been actively pursuing a policy of strengthening its naval position. The dynamically growing economic and diplomatic influence of China can be detected in nearly every maritime region of the world.  
October 10, 2019

The Belt and Road Initiative Agricultural Projects in Kazakhstan

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), first announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Kazakhstan in 2013, is a continuation of China’s integration with the international community as well as a new pattern in the Chinese economic and foreign policies. With the implementation of the BRI, China seeks to remove […]
July 30, 2019

Kyrgyzstan’s Naryn Free Economic Zone: Potential for Cooperation with China

Kyrgyzstan was the first post-Soviet country to enter the World Trade Organization in 1998. Later the country joined Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and China’s Belt and Road Initiative. That broad transparency is also supported by creating five Free Economic Zones (FEZ) in Kyrgyzstan, which mostly seeking to diverse Kyrgyz economy […]
July 20, 2019

SCO 2019 Summit: Controversial Stability

Annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held from 13-14 June 2019 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. It was the 19th summit of the Eurasian major institution since its establishment and the 2nd meeting in an enlarged Council of heads of state. This also was the first trip abroad of Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev after his […]
July 19, 2019

China Meets New Hongxit?

Hong Kong’s accession to mainland China in 1997 was a great achievement for Chinese diplomacy and Deng Xiaoping personally. The former British colony joined Beijing; the world recognized Hong Kong as part of China. However, China established a Special Administrative Region (SAR) status for Hong Kong and retained extended autonomy […]
June 18, 2019

The Second Belt and Road Forum: In Support of Sustainable Development

In April 2019, the Second Belt and Road forum for international cooperation was concluded with the adoption by more than 60 participating countries and organizations of the joint communique titled “Belt and Road Cooperation: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future”. The promotion of a new type of international relations and sustainable […]
May 19, 2019

Kazakh Students in China: Recent Developments and Trends

China has one of the most extensive higher education systems in the world: as of 2017, there were over 2,500 universities with about 38 mil-lion students. As the country’s role increases in world affairs, China promotes internationalization of its higher education. On the other hand, growing outside interest in the […]
April 12, 2019

Chinese Overseas Military Bases: National Interests and Global Ambitions

Modern China is an already recognized emerging superpower, which ever-increasing global role is becoming more relevant on the international scene. Concept of Rejuvenation of Chinese nation announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 implies the superiority of China in the economy, international politics, and military. Enhancing military, especially navy, […]
April 5, 2019

Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Risks of Expansion

Initially, since its inception, the path of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was specific and not similar to any other multilateral political organization. This was the first-ever consolidation initiative by China, Russia, and the Central Asian states. The SCO emerged out of the Shanghai Five, created in 1996 with China, […]
March 29, 2019

Green Belt and Road: Aims, Problems and Prospects

Contemporary China is facing an environmental catastrophe after a period of dynamic growth in industrialization. In 2012, at the 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress, Chinese authorities recognized that during past thirty years the government worked in accordance with the “economic growth is preferable” principle and had failed to give due consideration […]