1. China wants to buy more oil from Saudi Arabia, and this could be the beginning of de-dollarization
2. Xi Jinping’s Third Term, the Outlook for China’s Domestic and Foreign Policy, and South Korea’s Response
3. Menfi at Arab-Chinese Summit: Looking forward to benefiting from China in the economic field
4. China expands hospitals, ICUs as it faces a COVID surge after loosening restrictions
5. 5 key takeaways from Xi’s trip to Saudi Arabia
6. China’s CPI rises 1.6% in November year-on-year, a stark contrast to runaway inflation in US, Europe
7. High-level US delegation to visit China this week after Xi-Biden talks
8. China’s ice and snow sector expands, to top 1 trillion yuan in 2025
9. Washington’s semiconductor sanctions won’t slow China’s military build-up

Central Asia

1. Kazakhstan’s GDP grew 2.7% in January-November 2022 – Tokayev
2. Eurasian Development Bank Invests $1.2 Billion in Kazakhstan’s Projects This Year
3. Azerbaijan monitoring illegal mining by Armenians on its land of Russian peacekeepers’ temporary deployment
4. UAE and Turkmenistan review enhancing bilateral relations
5. Iran, Turkmenistan coop. at intl. regional level must go on
6. Uzbekistan Rejects Putin’s Natural Gas Union Idea

East Asia

1. Japan weighs labeling China a ‘challenge’ in new security strategy
2. South Korean envoy eyes quick restart of Tokyo-Seoul ‘shuttle diplomacy’
3. Philippines, South Korea enter consumer protection deal
4. UK, Italy, Japan team up to build sixth-generation fighter by 2035
5. Japan’s Sojitz nabs $460m deal for high-speed rail depot in India
6. Malaysian banks remain steadfast in supporting economic recovery