The number of Chinese tourists to Iran has increased thanks to efforts by the Iranian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts and elimination of visa requirements for visitors from the East Asian country, said China’s ambassador to Iran.
The Ferghana Valley on the west of the Pamirs, one of the most densely populated regions of Central Asia, known for the precious Ferghana horse breed and a key hub on the ancient Silk Road, has been attracting scientists and researchers from around the world for decades.
A naturalized US citizen of Chinese descent working as a tour guide near San Francisco, California, has been charged by US officials of being an agent of the Chinese government and providing China with classified US national security information.
For over a decade, manufacturer Matsutek plied away at building its business with big Western brands, supplying firms such as Philips and Honeywell with products made in its Chinese factories for the US and other overseas markets.
China’s overseas investment growth will likely slow or even decline in the next few years, as geopolitical and economic risks around the world increase, according to credit rating agency, Moody’s Investors Service.
The Chinese yuan fell to its lowest level against the dollar since August 2010 in morning trade on Monday, fueling speculation that Beijing is allowing currency depreciation to counter threatened US tariffs.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused China of being engaged in “coercion” of its Southeast Asian neighbors in disputes over the South China Sea and criticized its building a dam on the Mekong River.