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China welcomes new Kazakh leader Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as an ‘old friend and good friend’

China on Wednesday welcomed the new president of Kazakhstan as an “old friend” after the sudden resignation of veteran strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev. Nazarbayev, the only leader an independent Kazakhstan has ever known, shocked the nation on Tuesday with his resignation after nearly three decades in power. “China understands and supports President Nazarbayev’s decision,” said foreign ministry spokesman […]