Traditions of the Kyrgyz people were being formed with the help of economic, trade, domestic and other relations with kindred and other tribes that were closely related to the geography of their ha...

After the coup of 19 March 1953 in the socio-political history of Iran there were fundamental changes: the powers of parliament were limited and the absolute power of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was...

In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran are two countries that claim to leadership in the region. With a powerful resources and political potential these countries are the...

China

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  • user warning: Table './easttime-info/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The United States on Monday announced new sanctions on a Chinese businessman and several companies for selling to Iran items banned under U.S. laws aimed at curbing that country\'s missile program, Reuters reported.</p>\n<p>A notice published on the Federal Register website marks at least the third time since 2006 that Li Fangwei, also known as Karl Lee, has faced U.S. penalties for supplying material and support to Iran\'s missile development.</p>\n', created = 1498472700, expire = 1498559100, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:9f0cb883964508a9ff79dbcf9afaecbf' in /var/www/user/data/www/easttime.info/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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  • user warning: Table './easttime-info/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem will visit China this week to meet with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi, in what Beijing said was part of its efforts to push for a political solution to end fighting in the country, Reuters reported.</p>\n<p>Moualem will be in China from February 4-7, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing.</p>\n<p>\"This is part of China\'s effort to push for a political resolution of the Syrian issue,\" Hua said.</p>\n<p>Moualem last visited China, one of five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, in April last year.</p>\n', created = 1498472700, expire = 1498559100, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:818abd81375f1d68b2c97ea54c676688' in /var/www/user/data/www/easttime.info/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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  • user warning: Table './easttime-info/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Iranian hospitals experience great shortage of quality anaesthetics, the Board Chairman of Iran\'s Anesthesiology Society, Mohammad Mehdi Qiyamet said, Deutche Welle reported.</p>\n<p>\"These three anaesthetics are rare here in Iran. In one of hospitals, two days without these drugs caused big problems for the patients,\" Qiyamet noted.</p>\n<p>ULTIVA (remifentanil HCl), Cisatracurium besilate, and Sevoflurane are the drugs, that Iran is facing shortages with, according to Qiyamet.</p>\n', created = 1498472700, expire = 1498559100, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:82cc9f5107a43b3ce62e9690cb29d271' in /var/www/user/data/www/easttime.info/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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  • user warning: Table './easttime-info/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>A landslide in south-western China early Friday killed at least 32 people and left dozens missing, officials said, dpa reported.</p>\n<p>The death toll reached 32 as rescue workers sifted through the debris, the local authorities of Zhenxiong county in Yunnan province said on its website.</p>\n<p>The search was continuing for less than 10 people still missing.</p>\n<p>The landslide destroyed 14 houses and damaged another two in Gaopo village, 550 kilometres north-east of the provincial capital, Kunming, county police said.</p>\n<p>It occurred at 8:20 am (0200 GMT), the official Xinhua news agency reported.</p>\n', created = 1498472700, expire = 1498559100, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:1b3ab6dcbce8da4a2085255007385c22' in /var/www/user/data/www/easttime.info/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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  • user warning: Table './easttime-info/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>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.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1498472700, expire = 1498559100, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:722dd3484a2bd71a1573fafbcc412eac' in /var/www/user/data/www/easttime.info/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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  • user warning: Table './easttime-info/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>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&#39;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 &ldquo;Washington &ndash; Moscow,&rdquo; but also &ldquo;Washington &ndash; Beijing,&rdquo; especially in terms of their cooperation in South-East Asia and, in particular, in the South China Sea.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1498472700, expire = 1498559100, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:cd6e4e4e01136d658d194d85687e1aa0' in /var/www/user/data/www/easttime.info/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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  • user warning: Table './easttime-info/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Now, after two years, the illegal protest movement &ldquo;Occupy Central&rdquo; in Hong Kong has once again given rise to a discussion of the theme of &ldquo;color revolutions&rdquo; in the expert communities of many countries. Although the attempt to implement the &ldquo;color&rdquo; 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 &ldquo;youth protests&rdquo; under democratic and liberal slogans.</p>\n', created = 1498472700, expire = 1498559100, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:6f2ea22851338195a6a100eab9425d9d' in /var/www/user/data/www/easttime.info/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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  • user warning: Table './easttime-info/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>In today&#39;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.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1498472700, expire = 1498559100, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:e00c56327e474149f06bc936d85957af' in /var/www/user/data/www/easttime.info/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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  • user warning: Table './easttime-info/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran are two countries that claim to leadership in the region. With a powerful resources and political potential these countries are the undisputed leaders, possessing about 60% of world oil reserves for two. The basis of the economies is oil and gas industry. Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran are located in a strategically important part of the world, linking Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.<br />\nCountries’ Economics</p>\n', created = 1498472700, expire = 1498559100, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:8c1e75326dc62fe6b8d6065a223688a8' in /var/www/user/data/www/easttime.info/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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18.03.2013

China joined the world's top-five arms suppliers while remaining the second largest arms importer between 2008 and 2012, a Swedish-based research institute said Monday, DPA reported.
India kept its spot as the world's leading arms importer, accounting for 12 per cent of global arms, twice as much as China, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said.

02.03.2013

A Chinese businessman indicted in the United States over sales of missile parts to Iran is still making millions of dollars from the trade, say security officials who monitor compliance with Western and U.N. sanctions, Reuters reported.

These officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the businessman, Li Fangwei, has earned at least $10 million from illegal sales to Iran since his indictment by the New York County District Attorney in 2009.

20.02.2013

A Chinese military unit appeared to be a major hacker of US computer systems in a "multi-year, enterprise-scale computer espionage campaign," US-based cybersecurity experts said in a report issued Tuesday, DPA reported.
The Mandiant Intelligence Centre published 3,000 digital indicators of activity by the Chinese unit, which it called APT1, including domain names and IP addresses linked to hacking attacks.

12.02.2013

The United States on Monday announced new sanctions on a Chinese businessman and several companies for selling to Iran items banned under U.S. laws aimed at curbing that country's missile program, Reuters reported.

A notice published on the Federal Register website marks at least the third time since 2006 that Li Fangwei, also known as Karl Lee, has faced U.S. penalties for supplying material and support to Iran's missile development.

12.02.2013

China is protesting U.S. sanctions against a leading state arms maker and other companies over alleged arms deals with North Korea, Syria, and Iran, AP reported.

The U.S. State Department said Poly Technologies Inc. is among companies barred from dealing with the U.S. government or purchasing U.S. military hardware for two years. The company is part of a massive state-owned conglomerate.

05.02.2013

China will provide Kyrgyzstan with three airplanes, Tazabek reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, the parties agreed on this issue during Kyrgyz Vice Prime-Minister Tayirbek Sarpashev's working visit to China.

According to the leasing agreement, two airplanes will be provided for 20 years. As is planed, the third airplane will be granted. The cost of each plane is $16 million.

04.02.2013

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem will visit China this week to meet with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi, in what Beijing said was part of its efforts to push for a political solution to end fighting in the country, Reuters reported.

Moualem will be in China from February 4-7, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing.

"This is part of China's effort to push for a political resolution of the Syrian issue," Hua said.

Moualem last visited China, one of five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, in April last year.

04.02.2013

China will close the border from Feb.9 to 17 in connection with the Spring Festival, KyrTAG reported on Monday with reference to the State Border Service of Kyrgyzstan.

'On the initiative of the Chinese side on the occasion of the Spring Festival, namely the Chinese New Year, the Torugart and Irkeshtam check points on the Kyrgyz-Chinese state border from Feb.9 to 17, 2013 inclusive will be temporarily closed', the statement says.

18.01.2013

Iranian hospitals experience great shortage of quality anaesthetics, the Board Chairman of Iran's Anesthesiology Society, Mohammad Mehdi Qiyamet said, Deutche Welle reported.

"These three anaesthetics are rare here in Iran. In one of hospitals, two days without these drugs caused big problems for the patients," Qiyamet noted.

ULTIVA (remifentanil HCl), Cisatracurium besilate, and Sevoflurane are the drugs, that Iran is facing shortages with, according to Qiyamet.

11.01.2013

A landslide in south-western China early Friday killed at least 32 people and left dozens missing, officials said, dpa reported.

The death toll reached 32 as rescue workers sifted through the debris, the local authorities of Zhenxiong county in Yunnan province said on its website.

The search was continuing for less than 10 people still missing.

The landslide destroyed 14 houses and damaged another two in Gaopo village, 550 kilometres north-east of the provincial capital, Kunming, county police said.

It occurred at 8:20 am (0200 GMT), the official Xinhua news agency reported.