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Public Policy & Politics, China


Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani will pay a visit to China on October 29, Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker for International Affairs Hossein Sheikh-ul-Islam said today, the Iranian news agency İLNA reported.

During the visit, Larijani will meet with the Chinese President, head and other officials of the Chinese People's Congress. The development of bilateral and inter-parliamentary relations, as well as the further expansion and intensification of political and cultural ties between the two countries will be discussed.


China is holding petroleum that was heading to North Korea from Iran in an apparent attempt by Beijing to maintain its control over Pyongyang, sources said, the Asahi Shimbun reported.

According to Chinese sources, the petroleum was part of North Korea's contract to import about 500,000 tons of condensate, a light oil, from Iran. North Korea, seeking to diversify its energy sources, started discussions on the deal last year.

The agreement was reached with the cooperation of a major Chinese state-run petroleum company.


NATO's chief said Tuesday he hoped Turkey would keep in mind the military alliance's views as it mulls a missile defence deal with China Hurriyetdailynews reported .

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO member Turkey could buy equipment from any source after Ankara raised the possibility of accepting a Chinese bid to build its first long-range anti-missile system.

"Our position is very clear. It's a national decision to decide which equipment to purchase," Rasmussen told a press conference at the close of the first day of a two-day NATO defence ministers meeting.


Kazakh Majilis (the Parliament's lower chamber) approved the loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) on construction of Western Europe - Western China international transport corridor, Majilis press-service reported on Wednesday.

According to the agreement, ADB will provide $125 million for construction of Western Europe - Western China's 36.7 kilometer section between the cities of Shymkent and Tashkent in South Kazakhstan region.

The project is scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2015.


Russia and China plan to further coordinate their positions on the Syrian issue, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday after a telephone conversation beween Russian and Chinese foreign ministers Sergei Lavrov and Wang Yi, ITAR-TASS reported.

The diplomats confirmed unity of positions of Russia and China that consistently called for political and diplomatic settlement of Syria's crisis without external interference.


Kazakhstan's First Deputy Foreign Minister, Commissioner of the international specialized exhibition "EXPO-2017" Rapil Zhoshybayev is on a visit to China's special administrative regions Hong Kong and Macau from September 16 to September 19, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday.

The delegation includes representatives of the tourism industry committee of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, the Foreign Ministry and Astana EXPO-2017 JSC NC.


Kyrgyzstan and China signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the area of the construction and operation of Kyrgyzstan-China gas pipeline, reported on Wednesday.

The agreement was signed within the framework of the state visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping to Kyrgyzstan.

The capacity of the pipeline is not announced.

Earlier it was reported that China and Turkmenistan agreed to construct the fourth line of Turkmenistan-China pipeline.

The main source of gas that will go from Turkmenistan to China will be Galkynysh gas field.


Chinese president Xi Jinping, who was on a state visit to Turkmenistan (September 3-4), invited his Turkmen counterpart Gurbalguly Berdimuhamedov to pay a state visit to China, a message from the Turkmen government said on Thursday.

"President Xi Jinping invited Turkmenistan's president to pay a state visit to the People's Republic of China at any convenient time," the message said.

Ashgabat and Beijing recently adopted a joint declaration on establishing a strategic partnership between each other.


Chinese President Xi Jinping starts his Central Asian tour (from September 3 to September 13) in Turkmenistan, according to Turkmen government.

According to the report, preparations are underway in Ashgabat for the upcoming state visit of the Chinese president on September 3-4.

A large spectrum of issues concerning further development of intergovernmental relations will be put on the agenda of high level Turkmen-Chinese negotiations in Ashgabat.


The Chinese government in a statement once again underlined its opposition to the US-engineered unilateral sanctions imposed against Iran, IRNA reported.

Beijing has always voiced its opposition to the US-led western sanctions against Iran, the statement read.

The Chinese government pointed to the recent sanctions passed in the US Senate against Iran, saying the US cannot force other countries to accept its unilateral sanctions imposed on a third country like Iran.