"Asia and Africa today"
- is a scientificl monthly journal (in Russian)
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Included in Russian Science Citation Index on
WoS platform, and EBSCO Publishing.
ISSN 0321-5075
Published since July 1957.

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DOI: 10.7868/S0321507518060016

THE PRC’S MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX (MIC) IN ECONOMIC CONSTRUCTION by Pavel B. KAMENNOV, PhD (Political Science), Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

The transfer of the Chinese military-industrial complex to the corporate structure at the end of the 20th century, combined with measures to develop modern information technologies and train a new generation of scientists and specialists, aimed at creating in China a powerful research and production capacity that allows improving the quality parameters of national defense and at the same time - the production of high-tech products for the civil sector.

The basis of the Chinese military-industrial complex now make up 10 of the state military-industrial corporations, open to Chinese and foreign capital, while maintaining a controlling stake in state hands. This structure is a reflection of the current Chinese economy’s tendency to create large modern corporate-type enterprises. Military-industrial corporations have a structure that allows to implement the full range of scientific research, development, production and sales of both military and civilian, including high-tech products. The current stage in the military industrial complex activity is characterized by active mastering of the newest methods of design and development of military and civil engineering with the use of electronic systems, modular principle, standardization.

Presently up to MIC’s 70% of scientific and production potential are involved into producing civil goods, including high technology products, both for domestic consumption and for export. At the same time due to existing free information exchange between military and civilian sectors MIC’s potential is widely used for modernization of traditional branches of the PRC’s industry and also for participation in commercial activities.

Keywords: эmilitary-industrial corporations, military-civil integration, attraction of private and foreign capital

 DOI: 10.7868/S0321507518060028

IRAN ON THE EVE OF THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION What do the recent protests hide? by Elena V. DUNAEVA, PhD (History)

The article is devoted to the protests that swept Iran at the beginning of January 2018. The unrest on the periphery of the country was especially active. The expectation of some circles in the West that the protests would escalate into a popular uprising were not realized. The middle class did not support these unrests.

DOI: 10.7868/S032150751806003X

INDIA - PAKISTAN: THE EIGHTH DECADE OF MILITARY OPPOSITION by Valeriy P. KASHIN, PhD (History)

The main events, character and peculiarities of India-Pakistan opposition since October, 1947 till the present time are at the center of the author’s attention. The writer is analyzing the problem of the former state of Kashmir that caused several Indo-Pakistan wars in 1947-1948, 1965 and 1971,

DOI: 10.7868/S0321507518060065

APEC AND PROSPECTS FOR REGIONAL INTEGRATION by Alexander N. FEDOROVSKY, Dr.Sc. (Economics)

Main results of 25 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Da Nang (Vietnam, 2017) in the context of the role of this organization in regional integration in Asia-Pacific region. Comprehensive review of agenda and finale results of Summits in Da Nang and Lima (Peru, 2016): key decisions and challenges.

DOI: 10.7868/S0321507518060089

EFFECTIVE MICROCREDIT BANKING TO ALLEVIATE THE POVERTY IN BANGLADESH by HOSSAIN MD. NAZMUL (Bangladesh) and

RAJU MOHAMMAD KAMRUL ALAM

The research focuses on the assessment of the MFIs (Micro Financial Institutes) & Small Business in Bangladesh; it focuses on the impacts of microcredit for growth & development of small businesses and improves the poverty condition. Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world with low GDP/capita and minimum purchasing power.

DOI: 10.7868/S0321507518060107

 «CONSCIENCE OF PAKISTAN» by Anna A. SUVOROVA, Dr.Sc. (Philology)

The article is dedicated to the memory of Asma Jilani Jahangir (1952-2018), a Pakistani human rights lawyer and social activist, who co-founded and chaired the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. She was known for playing a prominent role in the Lawyers’ Movement and served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. In 1987,

 DOI: 10.7868/S0321507518060120

AFRICAN - AMERICANAH: ON COSTS OF ONE TRANSLATION INTO RUSSIAN LANGUAGE by Tatyana M. GAVRISTOVA, Dr.Sc. (History)

Review of the book: Adichi Сh.N. Americanah. Moscow, Phantom Press, 2018. 640 p. (In Russ.)

Keywords:  Chimamanda  Ngozi  Adichi,  writer, «Americanah», translation into Russian, Shashi Martynova, invective, vulgarization