1. China and Saudi assure US$13 billion funding to Pakistan
2. Xi to attend G20 Summit, APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and visit Thailand
3. Biden and Xi to meet for long-awaited talks ahead of a tense G20 summit
4. China says it will meet Australia ‘half way’ amid speculation of leaders talks
5. US Treasury Secretary Yellen to seek info on China’s COVID-19 policy, property crisis
6. Why China Will Play It Safe Xi Would Prefer Détente—Not War—With America
7. Japan, China eye summit next week on fringes of int’l gathering
8. China’s Digital Yuan Works Just Like Cash—With Added Surveillance
9. Chinese hospital ship ‘Peace Ark’ begins medical service in Indonesia, winning praises from patients

Central Asia 

1. Azerbaijani, French presidents discuss normalizing relations between Baku, Yerevan during phone call
2. Armenian, Azerbaijani troops fire at each other after relative quiet
3. With Russia distracted, Erdogan courts Central Asia
4. Energy-rich Turkmenistan offers assistance to Pakistan
5. Iran ready to contribute to settlement of Tajik-Kyrgyz conflict
6. Kazakhstan To Start Exporting Oil Through Middle Corridor From New Year

East Asia 

1. Biden says U.S., Japan, South Korea are ‘more aligned than ever’ on North Korea
2. China vows to deepen pragmatic cooperation for a bright future of East Asia: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
3. Biden pledges support for S. Korea, Japan in face of N. Korea missile tests
4. China infringing on Japan’s sovereignty: Kishida tells Asia leaders
5. Japan looks to finalize nuclear reactor service extension by year-end
6. Malaysia palm oil slips over 2% on stronger ringgit