Chinese, general in Kazakhstan

Chinese, general
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People Name: Chinese, general
Country: Kazakhstan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 3,600
World Population: 15,653,700
Primary Language: Chinese, Mandarin
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 4.00 %
Evangelicals: 2.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Chinese
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

China and Kazakhstan agreed on visa-free travel in early 1992, which led to 150 to 200 Chinese citizens entering Kazakhstan each day and not returning to China. Many Chinese traders began flowing into Kazakhstan. Chinese people in Kazakhstan speak Mandarin.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Originally, they worked as artisans and farmers. Eventually many invested in Kazakhstan businesses, and have become influential in their circles of influence. Kazakh people are becoming fearful that Chinese investors will use their land and business ownership in Kazakhstan to gradually exercise their influence and dominance. Tension remains among Kazakhs and the Chinese people in Kazakhstan.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The dominant religion of Chinese people in Kazakhstan is traditional Chinese religion. Their lives center around age-old customs and beliefs.

What Are Their Needs?

The predominant need of Chinese people in Kazakhstan is to know the one true God, who loves them and desires an eternal relationship with them in eternity. They need to know that they can never pay the penalty for their sins by good works or sacrificing to deities that do not love them.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Lord will thrust out loving workers into areas of Chinese businessmen who will show them the way of the cross. Pray that the tensions between Kazakhs and the Chinese people will be subjected to the love of Christ, and that spiritual fruit and new roots will abound. Pray for spiritual discernment among the Chinese people in Kazakhstan. Pray for workers to go to the Chinese in Kazakhstan.

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