1. Russia and China to hold joint naval drills this week

2. Australian Foreign Minister seeks to stabilize relations with China

3. China’s economy expected to revive, further boosting global economy in 2023

4. Oil rises as China recovery, US buyback plan brighten outlook

5. China officially reports first COVID-19 deaths in weeks as doubts gather over official count

6. China’s retail sales shrank further in November, and December could be weak too

7. China pares back Xinjiang trade data after U.S. import ban

8. Takeaways from Xi-Biden Meeting

9. Modi’s silence on China’s land grabs will not be India’s last word


Central Asia

1. Hungary to Import Green Electricity from Azerbaijan

2. Baku gives British company rights to Artsakh mines

3. Russia eyes Central Asia as EU presses on with oil price cap and sanctions

4. Kazakhstan to increase number of flights to China

5. Iran-Tajikistan 8-month trade up 190% yr/yr

6. Turkmenistan Targets the European Gas Market


East Asia

1. Strategic partnership in the Indo-Pacific: MEPs to visit South Korea and Japan

2. North Korea fires two ballistic missiles off east coast, South Korean and Japanese officials say

3. S. Korea, US Agree to Continue Constructive Talks on IRA

4. Japanese government approves sweeping review of defense policy

5. Japanese infra projects in India still face significant hurdles, say top executives at Indo-Japan Conclave

6. How Will Air India and Singapore Airlines Work Together?