1. Chinese Bank Stocks Soar, Adding $159 Billion in Trading Frenzy
2. China’s Xi Jinping to Host First Summit of Central Asian Nations Next Week
3. China’s exports seen rising in April but at slower pace, outlook challenging – Reuters poll
4. China is making its move in Ukraine, and the US has no chance of matching it
5. China’s Belt and Road to enter Afghanistan in potential funding for infra projects
6. Australia’s exports to China hit record highs as barriers ease
7. 6th Digital China Summit bears fruit with 52 projects signed
8. China and Pakistan emphasize need to ensure stability in Afghanistan


1. Presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to visit China
2. Armenia’s knotty diplomacy: what made Pashinyan rush to Moscow?
3. Tajikistan Emphasizes on Building ‘Security Belt’ Around Afghanistan
4. Uzbekistan and Qatar expand bilateral relations, embassy opened in Tashkent
5. Turkmenistan to join ranks of TRACECA countries soon – Sec Gen
6. Russia to increase combat readiness of its military bases deployed in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan


1. Asean, India hold joint exercises in disputed sea for 1st time
2. Philippines warned of being dragged into Taiwan Straits situation by domineering US
3. Japan’s PM Vows Stronger Cooperation in Landmark Visit to South Korea
4. Nuclear Politics: The US-South Korea “Washington Declaration”
5. Asean roundtable agrees to setting up of Borneo Economic Council