1. China Congratulates Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif; Sends Clear Message On ‘development of CPEC
2. China commends PM’s remarks on CPEC
3. Chinese scientists measure largest recorded comet, arriving from the edge of the solar system
4. China holds military drills around Taiwan as U.S. lawmakers visit
5. NATO, not China ‘destabilizing international security’: China’s mission to EU
6. China tightens controls as Shanghai reports record Covid cases
7.  China GDP: economy grew by 4.8 per cent in first quarter despite ‘complicated, uncertain’ headwinds
8. China’s trade with Russia up by 12% in March from a year earlier
9. Chinese astronauts land on Earth after China’s longest crewed space mission
10. China to take strong measures if Pelosi visits Taiwan region

Central Asia

1. Kazakhstan bolsters defenses amid Russian invasion of Ukraine
2. Uzbekistan hockey team to train in Pakistan
3. Kyrgyzstan at a crossroads: “Immense opportunity to harness potential of women” – UN experts
4. Turkmenistan: Serdar ascending
5. China makes fresh forays into gold mining sector in Tajikistan  

East Asia

1. Russia tests submarine-launched missiles in Sea of Japan, directed at naval target
2. US envoy in Seoul for talks over North Korea missile, nuclear tensions
3. Remote island ramps up defenses as tensions rise between Japan and China
4. Storm Megi death toll rises as hundreds of thousands displaced in Philippines    
5. North Korea Fires Nuclear-Capable ‘Tactical Guided Weapon’