On the first trading day of the decade, shares around the world surged after China’s central bank announced an 800 billion yuan (£87 billion) cash increase for the economy, and US President Donald Trump said phase one of a trade deal between Washington and Beijing would be signed on January 15.
The number of Chinese companies failing to make payments will continue to rise in the year ahead as economic growth sputters and the government attempts to rein in support to indebted companies, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
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.