1. Chris Hipkins to meet Xi Jinping in China next week
2. Here’s what’s at stake in Blinken’s trip to China
3. China Approves First Share Sale by Developer Since Ban Lifted
4. China and Germany to hold high-level talks in Berlin
5. Amid U.S.-China rivalry, a landmark science deal faces new scrutiny
6. China to lead LNG regasification pipeline capacity additions in Asia by 2027
7. China, US APEC representatives gather in Beijing, call for efforts to promote regional prosperity ahead of Blinken’s visit
8. China, Saudi Arabia set to expand cooperation in non-energy sectors


1. Pakistan and Azerbaijan to expand cooperation in energy, defence and trade
2. Interfax-Kazakhstan issues its 969th Oil & Gas Report
3. Tehran, Tashkent ink 10 co-op documents
4. Central Asia: Arena of renewed stakes as China’s influence rises
5. Turkmenistan, Tajikistan discuss further prospects of comprehensive partnership
6. Iran and Uzbekistan sign 11 cooperation agreements


1. South Korea’s Yoon begins foreign tour for 2030 expo bid, Vietnam state visit
2. S Korea, Japan scramble jets due to China-Russia joint air patrol
3. Taiwan flag carrier to begin direct flights to Kumamoto amid chip tie-ups with Japan
4. China’s Maxed-Out Aluminum Industry Eyes Future in Indonesia
5. Taiwan scrambles air force as Chinese warplanes cross median line