Over the past four years container traffic from China to the European Union, via Kazakhstan, has seen a 15-fold increase from 21,000 containers in 2014 to just over 310,000 in 2018, according to the latter's Industry and Infrastructure Development Minister Roman Sklyar.

Kazakhstan has established a free economic zone on its eastern border with Kazakhstan, a development that has allowed the former Soviet republic to become a major hub for the transit of goods both to and from China. It now ser...

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