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Georgian PM Vano Merabishvili met with the delegation of China on Monday.

According to the report of the state administrative office, the delegation consists of representatives of the Chinese Council of Internal Trade Promotion and of Chinese companies.

The parties have discussed the broadening of bilateral economic relations and the increase of Chinese investments in Georgian economy, in particular in industrial and financial sectors.


A delegation from the Republic of China Committee for the development of international trade in the Shaanhi region discussed the prospects for direct business contacts between entrepreneurs of Uzbekistan and China at the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic, the Chamber said on Thursday.

The delegation included representatives from seven Chinese companies engaged in the manufacture of equipment for the construction of highways, coal and chemical industry, energy and heavy industry.


China and Iran have agreed to further increase their trade exchanges, pledging to properly address the existing problems and achieve win-win outcomes, Xinhua reported.

China's top legislator Wu Bangguo, who is on his official goodwill visit to Tehran, met with Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi on Monday and discussed the issue on how to improve trade ties between the two countries.


China's crude oil imports from Iran fell 28 percent in July from an 11-month high in June, and were down 30 percent from a year earlier, customs data showed on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

China, Iran's top oil client, bought 1.93 million tonnes of Iranian crude in July, equivalent to about 454,500 barrels per day, versus 632,618 bpd in June, according to data from the General Administration of Customs.

On a year-on-year basis, July imports fell 30 percent versus 647,000 bpd in July 2011.


President Mohamed Morsi is to visit China 27 August for a three-day visit in which he will meet with Chinese President Hiu Jinato, as reported by the Egyptian president's official Facebook page, dpa reported.

The scheduled visit comes upon the invitation of the Chinese president. The two leaders plan to discuss crucial issues facing the Arab world, such as the Syrian situation and the Palestinian question.

The two presidents will also discuss ways of enhancing commercial exchange between their respective countries, in addition to increasing Chinese investment in Egypt.


Seventeen U.S. lawmakers have called on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to investigate ZTE Corp, the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, over allegations it sold a surveillance system and banned U.S. computer equipment to Iran, Reuters reported.


It is necessary to facilitate the visa issuing procedure to Chinese citizens for rapid and successful implementation of joint projects in Kazakhstan, deputy Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China Jiang Yaopin said today.

"We face complex and long procedures and high costs for formalising visas and work permits," Yaopin said at the sixth meeting of the sub-committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Kazakh-Chinese Cooperation Committee. "This negatively affects the realisation of our joint projects."


Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a demand by the United States, France, Britain, Germany and Portugal to extend the mandate of unarmed military observers in Syria for another 45 days, dpa reported.

The double vetoes killed the Western resolution in a vote held by 15-nation UN Security Council. The resolution received 11 votes. There were two abstentions.


Iran is set to arrest a slide in oil shipments in July as China increases imports to a record high to account for more than half of Iran's crude exports and prevent a further slump in Tehran's oil revenues, an industry report said.

Iranian supplies are expected to average 1.084 million barrels a day in July, little changed from 1.094 million bpd of exports in June, in what Geneva-based consultancy Petrologistics said was a preliminary report.


Italy, Japan, China and Malaysia are buying more oil from Iran, a member of the nation's Majlis (parliament) said.

Ali Aliloo, representative from Iran's East Azerbaijan Province, said some of 19 countries, who are exempt from having to follow the oil embargo against Iran have announced they will increase their purchases, the website reports.