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By empty (6/29/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

According to an article in "Kommersant-Vlast," No. 25, China is "using the Shanghai Forum to subvert the Central Asian states," to drive out Russian influence there, and to create "a kind of Chinese CIS." The supplement said that "the Shanghai Six already looks like an alliance of autocracies, where Russia is the only ill-fitting element.
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By empty (7/2/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Islam Karimov has issued a decree raising pensions and budget sector wages by an average of 40 percent beginning on 1 August. The minimum monthly wage will rise to 3,450 soms ($9.1) and pensions to 6,780 soms.
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By empty (6/28/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

A Georgian airlines flight from Tbilisi to Moscow was cancelled on 27 June after the Russian air administration refused to allow it to enter Russian airspace, Caucasus Press reported. Georgian Deputy Transport Minister Giorgi Karbelashvili said the same day that Russia has no right to cancel flights without prior warning, and that Tbilisi will complain to the International Civil Aviation Organization. The plane took off from Tbilisi for Moscow on 28 June.
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By empty (6/28/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Foreign Minister Muratbek Imanaliev, Defense Minister Esen Topev, and Justice Minister Jakyp Abdrakhmanov on 27 June ignored a request to testify before the parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs concerning the controversial border agreements signed with China in 1996 and 1999. Instead, the ministers sent lower-ranking officials who were unable to answer parliament deputies' questions. (RFE/RL).

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