1. Saudi Arabia & China to conduct joint naval training Blue Sword 2023 next month

2. China Belt and Road: Indonesia opens Whoosh high-speed railway

3. China’s Pingshan Phase II Sets New Bar as World’s Most Efficient Coal Power Plant

4. ‘Shocked’ President Xi reaffirms support for Pakistan’s security after Mastung, Hangu attacks

5. China Strengthening Its Position In Northern Russia And The Arctic Sea – Analysis

6. China sends 6 military aircraft, 5 naval vessels around Taiwan

7. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: White Elephant? – OpEd

8. “Pearls Look Benign…”: S Jaishankar On Chinese Activity In Indian Ocean Region


1 Kazakhstan Enacts Six-Month Wheat Import Ban

2 Turkmenistan and EU touch on next steps towards far-reaching partnership

3 Germany and Central Asian states voice support for closer cooperation via ‘Middle Corridor’
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4 Iran, Tajikistan discuss cultural cooperation

5 Azerbaijan extends services to Armenian population in Karabakh

6 Kyrgyzstan’s hydropower projects to boost Central Asia’s sustainability


1. Pro-China candidate Mohamed Muizzu wins Maldives presidential vote

2. China, S. Korea, Japan leaders to hold first summit since 2019

3. Toward a New Era in Japan-US-ROK Cooperation: China Concerns Drive Trilateral “Indo-Pacific Shift”

4. Japan Finance Minister Suzuki reiterates warning against excessive FX volatility

5. Philippines removes Chinese barrier at disputed shoal in ‘special operation’