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As China Invests, Many Kazakhs Say: Not Too Fast

News & Features David Greene · ·
Nurlan Akhmetalin, 38, stands in front of a Chinese-owned oil processing facility near Aktobe, Kazakhstan. Now a cab driver, he worked for the China National Petroleum Corp. from 1996 to 2009. He made good money, but became less comfortable with how he says Chinese bosses treated employees and suspicious of China's intentions in his country.