1. Afghanistan: China interested in energy, dam projects
2. China’s tech supply chain reels as infections soar, demand sours
3. Cause for optimism in the South China Sea
4. China can expect repeat Covid infections with new Omicron strains on the way, scientists say
5. China Ready to Invest in Coal Power Generation in Afghanistan
6. China ‘deeply shocked’ at Kabul hotel attack injuring five Chinese nationals, firmly opposes any terrorism
7. Xi’s China GDP Estimate Shows Economy Grew at Least 4.4% in 2022
8. Positive signs for China-Australia trade
9. Blinken Discusses US-China Relationship in Call With China’s Qin

Central Asia 

1. Azerbaijan commissions new military bases in Kalbajar & Lachin Districts
2. Russia to continue Azerbaijan-Armenia mediation efforts: Peskov
3. Heads of Border Services of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan meet in Batken
4. Turkmen, Japanese Companies Ink Cooperation Deals
5. Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia discuss prospects for inter-parliamentary cooperation
6. Turkmenistan pays close attention to development of green economy – UN

East Asia 

1. South Korea, US discussing joint nuclear planning and exercises, South’s Yoon says
2. S. Korea to maximize benefits from U.S. IRA in battery, renewable energy fields: industry chief
3. Japan to develop 3,000 km long-range missiles, deploy in 2030s: Media
4. Japan, China and South Korea fail to hold summit for third straight year
5. China Sails Warships Near Guam in Warning to U.S. Over Taiwan
6. Malaysia’s economy forecast to expand 4-5% in 2023