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Precisely one year after his inauguration as President of the PRC, Xi Jinping made a tour across the Central Asian republics. Having concluded multi-million dollar agreements with all countries of the region, the Chinese leadership firmly tied Central Asia to the PRC. Then, in September 2013, the proud representative of the fifth generation of Chinese leaders, Comrade Xi chose Astana for putting forward a strategic initiative on the formation of the Economic Belt along the Silk Road.



The specifics of the 2016 US presidential election lied not only in the publication of a large volume of information compromising the main candidates, but also in focusing the electorate's attention on the issues of the US foreign policy under the new administration of the White House. In this, there stand out not only the relations in the pair “Washington – Moscow,” but also “Washington – Beijing,” especially in terms of their cooperation in South-East Asia and, in particular, in the South China Sea.



Now, after two years, the illegal protest movement “Occupy Central” in Hong Kong has once again given rise to a discussion of the theme of “color revolutions” in the expert communities of many countries. Although the attempt to implement the “color” scenario in Hong Kong did not meet the expectations of certain Western countries, right now there is a good opportunity to thoroughly analyze the whole process of preparation and organization of the mass so-called “youth protests” under democratic and liberal slogans.


In today's accessible and sufficiently integrated world, the issues of creation of regional economic groupings are actualizing. Today, most countries of the world, regardless of their levels of socio-economic development, strive to enter into the world economic system, trying to adequately respond to external development factors of the era of globalization and modernization.



China and Vietnam are joining forces to strengthen cross-border drug trafficking control after their immense success in confiscating illicit drugs. The China National Narcotics Control Commission (CNNCC) recently revealed that together, China and Vietnam have confiscated some 228.3 kilograms of heroin in four months.


As we know, History can give answers to the most complex issues on the agenda of Modernity and Future. All this is true if we talk about the story of Chinese presence in the heart of Eurasia: Modern Central Asia and adjacent spaces. It seems that this story clearly highlights not only the locomotive role of China in the economic sphere, but also a very positive role of Russia in Eurasia in the political, economic and security spheres related to the integration functions in the Eurasian processes established by the Russian government since the XIX century.


Readers are suggested to read an analytical material of Xu Xiaotian, the head of research department on Central Asia of Chinese Academy of Modern International Relations.


The modern world is the era of changes, in which China, having been declared as the 2010 second economy in the world, is confidently moving to the status of the world economic leader. The creation of the most powerful economy in the world is impossible without the support of the resource base of the economy. If to talk about China it is, first of all, energy. So while in 1999 China imported 15-20% of its oil, at the present time, the share is approaching to 80%.


The President of the People's Republic of China, Hu Jintao, during his visit to Africa in the beginning of 2004 stated that "China is the biggest developing country in the world, while Africa is a continent where most developing countries are situated.


The history of contemporary Russo-Chinese relations began in December 1992 when Boris Yeltsin the PRC. 24 documents were signed touching upon political and economic relations and a joint statement on interrelations between the PRC and the RF was published. One more set of documents was signed during Chinese President Jiang Zemin's visit to the Russian Federation in 1994. Among them was a declaration of a long-standing development of bilateral relations, protocol of trade and economic cooperation and agreement on customs cooperation.