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>Kazakh and Chinese governments signed an agreement on border checkpoints between the two countries and terms of its operation, Kazakh presidential press-service reported.</p>\n<p>The agreement was signed following the meeting of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao on Wednesday.</p>\n<p>Moreover, the parties agreed on the further development of strategic partnership.</p>\n', created = 1498472638, expire = 1498559038, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:8e969b9ca087a99c701032470a2d1f09' 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>Kazakh President Nursulatan Nazarbayev and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping discussed further cooperation in different spheres of economy, Kazakh presidential press-service reported.</p>\n<p>President Nazarbayev is on official visit to China.</p>\n<p>Within the meeting, the parties stressed high pace of development of bilateral relations.</p>\n<p>Xi Jinping urged Kazakhstan to develop bilateral cooperation in energy and agriculture. In turn, President Nazarbayev stressed the need to cooperate in transport, logistics and cross-border activity.</p>\n', created = 1498472638, expire = 1498559038, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:d81f9b0359d05443ec3691d9e8ed4f5a' 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 Thursday schedule for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit has been altered to make way for students and their parents in Beijing for the National College Entrance Examinations (NCEE) that day, China\'s Foreign Ministry (FM) said Wednesday.</p>\n', created = 1498472638, expire = 1498559038, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:2483a593c89197cfccefe804bfe89bb2' 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 April crude oil imports from Iran fell 23.7 percent from a year earlier to 388,034 barrels per day (bpd) due to pricing disputes over term contracts, customs data showed on Monday, with Beijing boosting shipments elsewhere to help fill the gap, Reuters reported.</p>\n<p>April imports are still up 53.2 percent or 134,732 bpd from 253,302 bpd in March after Iran and Beijing resolved disputes over annual contracts.</p>\n<p>In January-April, China\'s crude imports from the Iran totalled 355,989 bpd, down 31 percent from a year earlier.</p>\n', created = 1498472638, expire = 1498559038, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:74ad7e99156214e3642591e84548f207' 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 = 1498472639, expire = 1498559039, 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 = 1498472639, expire = 1498559039, 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 = 1498472639, expire = 1498559039, 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 = 1498472639, expire = 1498559039, 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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06.06.2012

Since the commissioning of Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline in December 2009, it transported over 30 billion cubic meters of gas, China National Petroleum Corp said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Central-Asian gas pipeline with a design capacity of 30 billion cubic meters was built by CNPC which allowed Turkmenistan to expand sales markets, previously limited by supplies to Russia and Iran.

06.06.2012

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad heading a high ranking delegation and upon invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Beijing on Tuesday evening, IRNA reported.

Ahmadinejad is scheduled to meet with heads of state including China's President Hu Jintao and Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

Ahmadinejad is scheduled to attend the 12th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit meeting to be held on June 6-7. This is Ahmadinejad's third visit to China.

06.06.2012

Kazakh and Chinese governments signed an agreement on border checkpoints between the two countries and terms of its operation, Kazakh presidential press-service reported.

The agreement was signed following the meeting of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao on Wednesday.

Moreover, the parties agreed on the further development of strategic partnership.

06.06.2012

Kazakh President Nursulatan Nazarbayev and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping discussed further cooperation in different spheres of economy, Kazakh presidential press-service reported.

President Nazarbayev is on official visit to China.

Within the meeting, the parties stressed high pace of development of bilateral relations.

Xi Jinping urged Kazakhstan to develop bilateral cooperation in energy and agriculture. In turn, President Nazarbayev stressed the need to cooperate in transport, logistics and cross-border activity.

06.06.2012

The Thursday schedule for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit has been altered to make way for students and their parents in Beijing for the National College Entrance Examinations (NCEE) that day, China's Foreign Ministry (FM) said Wednesday.

04.06.2012

China's Sinohydro Group said it has not received any written notification that Iran has cancelled a $2 billion contract for it to help build a hydroelectric dam in the country, Reuters reported.

Last week dpa reported an official from Sinohydro Corp confirming that the Iranian government had withdrawn from an agreement with the Chinese firm to build the dam and a hydroelectric plant in the western province of Lorestan.

04.06.2012

Chen Bingde, member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will pay an official visit to Tajikistan on June 5-7, Asia-Plus reported.

Chen Bingde during his visit plans to meet with Tajik Defence Minister Sherali Khayrullayev, as well as other high level officials.

The sides plan to discuss the issues of military cooperation's development and preparation of Tajik officers in Chinese high schools.

Bingde will attend the ceremony of putting the foundation of the Officers' house in Tajikistan.

01.06.2012

A Chinese company on Friday said Iran had pulled out of a framework agreement for a 2-billion-dollar dam project, probably because of financing problems, dpa reported.

An official from Sinohydro Corp confirmed reports in Iranian media that the Iranian government had withdrawn from an agreement with the Chinese firm to build the dam and a hydroelectric plant in the western province of Lorestan.

24.05.2012

Deputy head of the Iranian team of negotiators Ali Baqeri met with Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Ma Zhaoxu following the first round of talks between Tehran and the six world powers in Baghdad on Wednesday, Fars News reported.

Baqeri, an Undersecretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and a deputy head of the Iranian team of negotiators in talks with the world powers, met Zhaoxu following the morning session of the multifaceted talks between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) in Baghdad.

21.05.2012

China's April crude oil imports from Iran fell 23.7 percent from a year earlier to 388,034 barrels per day (bpd) due to pricing disputes over term contracts, customs data showed on Monday, with Beijing boosting shipments elsewhere to help fill the gap, Reuters reported.

April imports are still up 53.2 percent or 134,732 bpd from 253,302 bpd in March after Iran and Beijing resolved disputes over annual contracts.

In January-April, China's crude imports from the Iran totalled 355,989 bpd, down 31 percent from a year earlier.