25 December 2013, 16:50
3-day visa-free stay for Kazakhstanis in Chinese Tacheng
Beijing-Urumqi-Tacheng. December 25. KAZINFORM - Starting this year, tourists from 45 countries need no visa for a stay of 3 days (72 hours) in China's largest cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Kazakhstanis haven't been entered on the list so far.
This advantage has been granted to those countries, whose citizens were most frequent visitors of China between 2008 and 2012.
However, last July, the Chinese town of Tacheng, the administrative seat of Tacheng Prefecture, in northern Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, availed Kazakh nationals of visiting Tacheng visa-free for 72 hours.
Kazakhstan plans to attract at least 10 million tons of freight traffic between China and the EU - Director of Strategic Studies Institute Karin
ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Trans-Kazakhstan railway roads and highways should raise freight traffic between China and the European Union up to 10 million tons, Director of Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies Yerlan Karin said today at a briefing in the CCS.
Investment agreements totaling USD 73.5 bln signed between Kazakhstan and China in last two years (PHOTO)
Second meeting of Council of Religious Leaders held within 5th Religious Congress in Astana (PHOTO) (1)