China

1.Look to the future and stay focused, Xi tells China in New Year’s address
https://www.reuters.com/world/china/look-future-stay-focused-xi-tells-china-new-years-address-2021-12-31/
2.China makes Reits push to speed up infrastructure investment
https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/real-estate/wealth-investing/china-makes-reits-push-to-speed-up-infrastructure-investment
3.Diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games is ‘meaningless’, says Coe
https://tribune.com.pk/story/2336485/diplomatic-boycott-of-beijing-games-is-meaningless-says-coe
4.China outlines vision for four mega data centre clusters
https://www.businessline.global/china-outlines-vision-for-four-mega-data-centre-clusters/business-line/
5.Xi hails 2021 as ‘year of exceptional significance’ and a ‘resilient & dynamic China’ on way to great rejuvenation in his new year speech
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202112/1243872.shtml  
6.Russia eyeing Australia’s place as China’s top iron ore supplier
https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3161733/russia-eyeing-australias-place-chinas-top-iron-ore-supplier?module=opinion&pgtype=homepage
7.China re-opens embassy in Nicaragua after diplomatic switch
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3154297/cop26-whats-stake-un-climate-talks-glasgow-and-how-will-us
8.Climate change is driving capitalism’s need to change to survive
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-biden-xi-climate-trade/2021/10/07/43a4e184-2710-11ec-8739-5cb6aba30a30_story.html  

Central Asia

1.Kazakh Delegation Visits Kabul To Discuss Trade, Cooperation With Taliban
https://www.rferl.org/a/kazakh-trade-delegation-visits-kabul/31626074.html
2.Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hails security ties with Central Asian states
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3161572/chinese-foreign-minister-wang-yi-hails-security-ties-central
3.Kazakh lower house ratifies military cooperation agreement with Russia
https://tass.com/defense/1379035

East Asia

1.South Korea’s Moon vows fresh push for peace in final months as president https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/south-koreas-moon-vows-fresh-push-for-peace-in-final-months-as-president
2.Vietnam urges China to urgently reopen border gates as trade stalls
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnam-urges-china-to-urgently-reopen-border-gates-as-trade-stalls
3.Rohingya refugees undergo Covid-19 quarantine after Indonesia allows damaged boat to dock
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3161756/rohingya-refugees-undergo-covid-19-quarantine-after
4.Japan simulated ‘foreign’ invasion of Diaoyu Islands in East China Sea with drill involving Self-Defence Forces, coastguard and police
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3161163/japan-simulated-foreign-invasion-diaoyu-islands-east-china-sea
5.China’s appetite for Cambodian mangoes grows amid surge in demand for imported ‘premium’ fruit
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/economics/article/3161201/chinas-appetite-cambodian-mangoes-grows-amid-surge-demand
6.Philippine navy seeks ‘dream fleet’ in South China Sea, buys two South Korean warships to ramp up maritime defences
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3161455/philippine-navy-seeks-dream-fleet-south-china-sea-buys-two-south
7.South Korea doesn’t need to pick between US and China, says presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3161488/south-korea-doesnt-need-pick-between-us-china-says-presidential
8.Japan’s Uniqlo CEO Tadashi Yanai says won’t get sucked into US-China rivalry
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3161574/japans-uniqlo-ceo-tadashi-yanai-says-wont-get-sucked-us-china
9.Kim Jong-un: North Korea to focus on economy in 2022
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-59845636
10.South Korean crosses DMZ in rare defection to North Korea
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-59851097