Central Asia

by Vladimir Rozanskij | TAJIKISTAN

In Dushanbe, a national competition organised by the government to identify the one closest to the 'ideal traits': a family from the Sugd region was awarded. Distinctive traits include the readiness of young people to serve their country, in civil and military functions, and their contribution to counteracting negative factors in the development of society.


Today's headlines: Israeli protests Armenian recognition of the Palestinian state, continues to attack Rafah, killing 45. China wants to execute supporters of Taiwanese independence. Five Pakistani soldiers are killed in a TTP attack near the Afghan border. Russia’s parliament further restricts immigration.

| 22/06/2024
| ASIA TODAY
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The President of South Korea visited Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in recent days. The focus of attention was access to rare earth minerals, which are particularly needed by Korean manufacturers of semiconductors and accumulators. 

| 19/06/2024
| SOUTH KOREA - CENTRAL ASIA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The government in Dushanbe has launched a programme against the phenomenon, which, according to some surveys, has reached 60% of children. But the explosion is also linked to the problem of school organisation, with serious shortages among headmasters and in the teaching staff due to inadequate salaries.

| 17/06/2024
| TAJIKISTAN

Today's news: 50 victims of Kuwait migrant massacre rise to 50, three people arrested in the blaze; The Ibrahim government in Malaysia holds the record for the most content removed from social media; Bipartisan US Congress delegation in view of the Dalai Lama; Wild horses return to Kazakhstan after 200 years; Putin ratified the agreement with Beijing to build the international moon station. 

| 14/06/2024
| ASIA TODAY
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Nazarbayev had chosen him for his loyalty shown in the many posts given to him in previous years. Instead, the surprises began with the elections on 9 June 2019, which caused unprecedented protests. There has been no real change in the bureaucratic machine and in the caste of the country's oligarch masters, while political repression against any semblance of opposition continues.

| 14/06/2024
| KAZAKHSTAN

Today's news: In Sumatra seven months in prison for a comedian for a joke about Mohammed; 21-year-old Afghan Manizha Talash, who fled the Taliban, at the Olympic Games in the refugee team; Hong Kong outlaws and withdraws passports from six activists who fled to the UK; Two Indians recruited by the Russian army killed in the war in Ukraine; New attack in Yerevan against synagogue. 

| 12/06/2024
| ASIA TODAY
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