1 Jan New Year.
26 Jan -28 Jan Spring Festival, Chinese New Year.
4 Apr Qing Ming (Tomb Sweeping) Festival.
1 May - 3 May Labour Day.
28 May Dragon Boat Festival.
1 Oct - 3 Oct National Day.
3 Oct Mid-Autumn Festival.
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'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 “Washington – Moscow,” but also “Washington – Beijing,” especially in terms of their cooperation in South-East Asia and, in particular, in the South China Sea.
Now, after two years, the illegal protest movement “Occupy Central” in Hong Kong has once again given rise to a discussion of the theme of “color revolutions” in the expert communities of many countries. Although the attempt to implement the “color” 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 “youth protests” under democratic and liberal slogans.
In today'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.
China and Vietnam are joining forces to strengthen cross-border drug trafficking control after their immense success in confiscating illicit drugs. The China National Narcotics Control Commission (CNNCC) recently revealed that together, China and Vietnam have confiscated some 228.3 kilograms of heroin in four months.
As we know, History can give answers to the most complex issues on the agenda of Modernity and Future. All this is true if we talk about the story of Chinese presence in the heart of Eurasia: Modern Central Asia and adjacent spaces. It seems that this story clearly highlights not only the locomotive role of China in the economic sphere, but also a very positive role of Russia in Eurasia in the political, economic and security spheres related to the integration functions in the Eurasian processes established by the Russian government since the XIX century.