1. China’s A00 aluminium ingot price slumps by RMB40/t to RMB 18,760 /t; Low carbon aluminium price slips to RMB19,369/t
2. China’s yuan inches higher, market awaits Dec PMI to gauge COVID impact

3. 2022 in review: Saudi-China, Qatar-Germany deals cap Middle East’s energy developments
4. China-Laos Railway opens up new path for Laos’ development, prosperity

5. 248 million new COVID-19 cases confirmed in China for 20 days

6. Chinese navy carrier group simulates attacks on Taiwan and Japan’s Okinawa

7. India, China and Russia abstain from UN resolution on Myanmar to release political prisoners

8. PLA Blows Hot and Cold Over US Air Force’s Multirole Heavy Aircraft – Analysis

9. Taiwan reports China’s largest incursion yet to air defense zone

Central Asia

1. Azerbaijan urges Armenia to stop provocations

2. The climate crisis and the environment in Central Asia — Is there hope?

3. Turkmenistan Builds New $1.5 Billion City, Far Removed From Grinding Poverty

4. Al-Falih: Tajikistan’s aspirations compatible with Kingdom’s Vision 2030

5. Turkiye, China and Russia lead in direct investments in Kyrgyzstan,_China_and_Russia_lead_in_direct_investments_in_Kyrgyzstan/

6. Kyrgyz and Japan FMs sign Cooperation Program for 2023-2025

East Asia

1. Japan Approves New Policy to Maximize Nuclear Energy Use

2. Many dead, dozens injured as heavy snow batters Japan

3. South Korea’s Mirae Asset to invest $72M in Space X in January 2023 -source
4. Seoul and Washington consider large-scale joint combat firing

5. Singapore’s core inflation stands at 5.1% in November
6. Pakistan is Threatened by a Currency Crisis: Nomura Holdings