1. China Prioritizing Gas Pipeline Projects with Central Asia Over Russia
2. China’s reunification is overriding historical trend: defense minister
3. CMES firms up deal with Dalian Shipbuilding for LNG carriers and oil tankers
4. China sends 8 military aircraft, 5 naval ships around Taiwan
5. Chinese minister urges Japan to halt export curbs on chip manufacturing tools
6. Australian Dollar: Chinese Manufacturing Data Offers Temporary Relief
7. Chinese dissidents in New York open world’s only Tiananmen museum
8. Fixing China relationship ‘biggest test’ for Australia


1. Kazakhstan, Sweden strengthen investment cooperation in mining industry
2. Meeting of Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan deputy PMs’ working group underway in Moscow
3. Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Agree Not to Use Drones in Border Areas
4. The shifting sands in Central Asia
5. Turkmenistan, Georgia to explore opportunities for economic cooperation
6. ‘Amir’s tour in Central Asia opens new partnerships’


1. Japan, China defense chiefs meet amid spats over Taiwan, Senkakus
2. Malaysia strengthens defence partnerships through Shangri-La Dialogue 2023
3. Indonesia hosts great-power rivals China, US in rare joint naval exercises
4. Vietnamese naval ship joins exercise in Indonesia
5. South Korea experts say more study needed on Japan’s nuclear water plan