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>Georgian PM Vano Merabishvili met with the delegation of China on Monday.</p>\n<p>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.</p>\n<p>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.</p>\n', created = 1498472674, expire = 1498559074, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:75f2003ca8d9ab6a091d3f3972b53a6e' 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>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.</p>\n<p>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.</p>\n', created = 1498472674, expire = 1498559074, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:87d2d0e49aecc6aad34c3a629c3eed96' 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>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.</p>\n<p>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.</p>\n<p>On a year-on-year basis, July imports fell 30 percent versus 647,000 bpd in July 2011.</p>\n', created = 1498472674, expire = 1498559074, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:f0445474e4696db0126c0869c055909f' 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>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.</p>\n<p>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.</p>\n<p>The two presidents will also discuss ways of enhancing commercial exchange between their respective countries, in addition to increasing Chinese investment in Egypt.</p>\n', created = 1498472674, expire = 1498559074, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:6fa000d4d7026d3f6db99b8cfc9db978' 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>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.</p>\n<p>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.</p>\n', created = 1498472674, expire = 1498559074, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:f417d946c4744ad54e772a1c2df50c18' 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>Italy, Japan, China and Malaysia are buying more oil from Iran, a member of the nation\'s Majlis (parliament) said.</p>\n<p>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 tabnak.ir website reports.</p>\n', created = 1498472674, expire = 1498559074, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:60737b8bc3901f2e7d1b9c7628d8c570' 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 = 1498472674, expire = 1498559074, 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 = 1498472674, expire = 1498559074, 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 = 1498472674, expire = 1498559074, 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 = 1498472674, expire = 1498559074, 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>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 restored with the help of the USA. Despite the pro-Western orientation, the Shah in the early 60s was put to serious tests. Inside the country he faced with the massive opposition political movements, and abroad he faced with the strong pressure in favor of reforms. John F. Kennedy, being the then U.S.</p>\n', created = 1498472674, expire = 1498559074, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:eba011faf8ab5d58af82d2b5bfca58b1' 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 = 1498472674, expire = 1498559074, 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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24.09.2012

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.

12.09.2012

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.

11.09.2012

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.

21.08.2012

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.

20.08.2012

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.

27.07.2012

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.

24.07.2012

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."

20.07.2012

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.

18.07.2012

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.

18.07.2012

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 tabnak.ir website reports.