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KAZAKHSTAN/CHINA: China and Kazakhstan establish free-trade zone on border

Kazakh and Chinese officials marked the opening of a new free-trade zone on the border between Kazakhstan and China as trade is set to increase between the two nations. China is looking to export goods further west along a new highway across Kazakhstan. The Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov visited the site of the proposed trade hub whose territory encompasses both the Kazakh and Chinese sides of the border. Kazakhstan is seeking investors for a $2.8 billion (2.1 billion euro) project to buil...

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KHORGOS, ON KAZAKHSTAN-CHINA BORDER, KAZAKHSTAN (SEPTEMBER 15, 2010) (REUTERS) SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS VARIOUS OF CAR CONVOY BRINGING KAZAKHSTAN'S PRIME MINISTER KARIM MASSIMOV AND OTHER OFFICIALS TO BUILDING SITE OF KHORGOS FREE TRADE ZONE MASSIMOV STEPPING OUT OF CAR / SHAKING HANDS WITH PRESIDENT OF KHORGOS INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR BORDER CO-OPERATION (IOBC), GABDULKAKHIM ZHASHIBEKOV EXTERIOR OF NEWLY BUILT CUSTOMS CONTROL CENTRE INTERIOR OF NEW BUILDING OFFICIALS AND MASSIMOV TOURING BUILDING MAP OF FREE-TRADE ZONE MASSIMOV AND ZHASHIBEKOV WALKING THROUGH BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SITE SIGN SHOWING FUTURE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION ZHASHIBEKOV TAKING SEAT JOURNALISTS (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) PRESIDENT OF KHORGOS INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR BORDER CO-OPERATION (IOBC), GABDULKAKHIM ZHASHIBEKOV, SAYING "On the Chinese side we have discussed the same questions about the interaction between the IOBC (International Organisation for Border Co-operation), Kazakhstan and Russia. ...

KHORGOS, ON KAZAKHSTAN-CHINA BORDER, KAZAKHSTAN (SEPTEMBER 15, 2010) (REUTERS) SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS VARIOUS OF CAR CONVOY BRINGING KAZAKHSTAN'S PRIME MINISTER KARIM MASSIMOV AND OTHER OFFICIALS TO BUILDING SITE OF KHORGOS FREE TRADE ZONE MASSIMOV STEPPING OUT OF CAR / SHAKING HANDS WITH PRESIDENT OF KHORGOS INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR BORDER CO-OPERATION (IOBC), GABDULKAKHIM ZHASHIBEKOV EXTERIOR OF NEWLY BUILT CUSTOMS CONTROL CENTRE INTERIOR OF NEW BUILDING OFFICIALS AND MASSIMOV TOURING BUILDING MAP OF FREE-TRADE ZONE MASSIMOV AND ZHASHIBEKOV WALKING THROUGH BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SITE SIGN SHOWING FUTURE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION ZHASHIBEKOV TAKING SEAT JOURNALISTS (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) PRESIDENT OF KHORGOS INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR BORDER CO-OPERATION (IOBC), GABDULKAKHIM ZHASHIBEKOV, SAYING "On the Chinese side we have discussed the same questions about the interaction between the IOBC (International Organisation for Border Co-operation), Kazakhstan and Russia. Our strategic plans are to deepen our co-operation." CAMERAMAN (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT OF INVESTMENT PROJECTS AND DEVELOPMENT, ASKAR MUHAMEDIEV, SAYING: "There is no other project in the world like this one -- there is nothing like it. We studied how the zone works, how the borders work and their logistics. A place like this, based on visa-free visits for citizens of the two countries on a certain closed territory on the border, does not exist elsewhere." VARIOUS OF DRAWING OF FREE-TRADE ZONE OFFICIALS STANDING AT BORDER WITH CHINA FENCE MARKING BORDER DRAWING ON FENCE OF BORDER CROSSING ON CHINESE SIDE FENCE MARKING BORDER KHORGOS, ON CHINESE SIDE OF BORDER WITH KAZAKHSTAN, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 15, 2010) (REUTERS) CHINESE FLAG FLYING CHINESE CUSTOMS BUILDING CHINESE SOLDIER STANDING GUARD AT BUILDING MASSIMOV STANDING NEXT TO NUR BEKRI, CHAIRMAN OF XINJIANG UYGHUR AUTONOMOUS REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC / LISTENING TO PRESENTATION OF CHINESE SIDE OF FREE-TRADE ZONE DRAWING OF NEWLY-BUILT HIGHWAY DETAILS OF SITE ON MAP CHINESE OFFICIAL GIVING PRESENTATION MASSIMOV AND NURA BEKRI IN MEETING WITH OTHER OFFICIALS OFFICIALS AT JOINT MEETING MASSIMOV AND BEKRI IN MEETING ZHANIKURGAN, KAZAKHSTAN (RECENT) (REUTERS) CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ROAD THAT WILL CONNECT CHINA WITH EUROPE VARIOUS OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION

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