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


March 19, 2019

Innovations in China: Capacity for Technology Transfer to Kazakhstan

China as an emerging superpower intensifies its Research & Development (R&D) capabilities day by day. The country’s progress in innovations has become possible through the efficient implementation of the Reforms and Opening Up policy over the last 40 years. The Chinese government attaches great importance to the Science & Engineering […]
November 26, 2018

Asian Infrastructure Investments Bank’s Central Asian Projects

For many years, Chinese leaders have argued that the international financial institutions have failed to recognize China’s elevated stature in the global economy. [1] While recent reforms have boosted China’s contributions and voting shares, China remains under-represented with respect to its weight in the global economy. [2] Since beginning market-oriented […]
November 16, 2018

Kazakhstan and China: The Issue of Transboundary Rivers

During the June 2017 visit of Chinese Pres-ident Xi Jinping to Kazakhstan and his reciprocal June 2018 visit to China, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev stated that there were no unresolved issues be-tween the two countries. Indeed, at the declaratory level, bilateral cooperation between Kazakhstan and China has developed on […]
September 14, 2017

China’s Transfer of Production Facilties to Central Asia: Kazakhstan Case

In the early 2000s, in order to reduce the costs of production, a large number of Western companies moved their industrial facilities to regions with an undeveloped market, cheap labor and low industrial costs for environment. In this regard, the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, especially China, which has become […]
June 14, 2017

Does China Seek the Geopolitical Agenda of the SCO?

The SCO was established in 2001 by six Eurasian states (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) and has progressed fairly quickly from its inception to become a relatively prominent regional player. In December 2004 it gained official observer’s status at the UN General Assembly. According to its Charter, the […]
June 7, 2017

The U.S. Withdrawal from the TPP: New Opportunities for China

he Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one of the Obama Administration’s ambitious economic initiatives aimed to form new guidelines to govern trade and investment opportunities among the member countries, namely, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam.   32 Views / Көрулер […]
March 11, 2017

The SCO Free Trade Area Project: Problems and Prospects

Currently, the regional economic integration has become one of the main conspicuous issues in the global economy. In the recent years, the number of the free trade regime agreements signed between developing countries with transition economies and developed countries has rapidly increased. To date, the number of various agreements on […]
February 22, 2017

Lianyungang Logistics Terminal: New Trade Opportunities for Kazakhstan and China*

Despite the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), China remains the major trade partner of Kazakhstan. Within the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) Initiative, the two countries are developing infrastructure facilities for bilateral trade. Consequently, the EEU, a regional organization, initially created aiming to protect itself from an excessive […]
December 7, 2016

The New Model of the Chinese International Diplomacy: the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Case

In more than thirty years of reform and implementation of open economy policies, great changes have taken place in China. With the country’s high engagement with the world, it became obvious that China did not isolate itself from the global developments. The rapid growth of China’s economy and the country’s […]
October 12, 2016

Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: the View from China

The South China Sea disputes involve both island and maritime claims among several sovereign states within the region, namely Brunei, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. There are disputes about the Paracels and the Spratlys island chains, aswell as maritime boundaries in the Gulf of Tonkin. The South China Sea plays a significant role in the […]