(ECNS) -- Dr. Ikboljon Qoraboyev, Associate Professor of International Relations at Maqsut Narikbayev KAZGUU University, noted that the economic and trade relations between China and Kazakhstan reached new heights in 2022, with the bilateral trade volume of $30 billion. And the trend will continue in positive ways. Therefore, China has become an important focus in Kazakhstan%26rsquo;s economic and trade policy. In addition, Qoraboyev mentioned that Kazakhstan strives to develop industrialization, modernization, knowledge economy, and digital economy. And China is one of the leading countries in these fields, so it would be beneficial for both countries to focus on strengthening cooperation in these areas.