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Political stability indispensable to B&R


The Belt and Road blueprint initiated by China aims to build up mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation. However, given a myriad of complicated issues involving politics, ethnic minorities and border division, to further advance the development of the strategy needs political and diplomatic effort apart from massive investment from Chinese companies.


Scandal won’t oust Abe but puts leadership on shaky ground

According to Japanese media, before his hearing in the Diet, Japan's legislature, on Thursday, the head of scandal-hit school Moritomo Gakuen, Yasunori Kogoike, claimed that he received a 1-million-yen ($8,800) donation from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 21:43:39

Political stability indispensable to B&R

The Belt and Road blueprint initiated by China aims to build up mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation. However, given a myriad of complicated issues involving politics, ethnic minorities and border division, to further advance the development of the strategy needs political and diplomatic effort apart from massive investment from Chinese companies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 21:23:39

Can Washington and Beijing cooperate on North Korea nuclear issue?

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday. The North Korean nuclear crisis was one of the top topics of Tillerson's visit.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 19:38:39

What’s next for US’ Asia-Pacific strategy?

The Barack Obama administration's effort in the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region is officially dead, Acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton was quoted as saying by the media last week. "This [Donald Trump's] administration will have its own formulation," Thornton claimed.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 19:13:39

Beijing open to regional integration in Asia-Pacific

China's attendance at the High-level Dialogue on Integration Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific Region in Chile last week has triggered widespread attention and speculations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 20:08:40

Will Nepal’s PM repair ties with China?

Given Prachanda's pro-India foreign policy, the Sino-Nepalese relationship has fallen into low ebb. On Thursday, Prachanda will embark on a visit to China to attend the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 19:43:39

Will Modi’s momentum drive India’s future economic reforms?

From this year's Holi festival in India, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started celebrating its victory in the recent state elections.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 21:33:39

US needs new solution to NK nuke issue

Since Washington's Asia-Pacific policy has yet taken shape, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first official visit to Japan, South Korea and China, which started on Wednesday, has drawn wide attention.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 21:18:39

Seoul’s irresponsible policy pushes peninsula further to the edge of war

After South Korean conglomerate Lotte approved the land swap with its government, allowing the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, boycotts against South Korea have emerged from the Chinese public and then, the China-South Korea relations reached an unexpected freezing point.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 20:38:40

Tillerson to deepen alliance with Japan, South Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has set out on his first official trip to Japan, South Korea and China from March 15 to 19.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 20:08:39

Beijing’s Pyongyang policy incorporates wide range of interests

The US, South Korea and Japan launched joint naval missile defense drills in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, just two weeks after North Korea fired four ballistic missiles.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 20:28:39

Political division strains unity in South Korean society

South Korea's Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of president Park Geun-hye on March 10, putting an end to the political career of the first female president in Korean history.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 20:18:39

Countering THAAD deployment brings China, Russia closer

In early March, North Korea launched four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, a move in response to the ongoing joint military drills between the US and South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 18:53:39

Will Tillerson’s visit reset China-US relations?

By far, the most important challenge on Tillerson’s trip will be his meetings in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 11:03:39

Will Washington, Pyongyang come to terms with reality over peninsula?

Since the mysterious death of Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13, a diplomatic spat emerged between the two countries, which started with expelling each other's ambassador, to banning each other's citizens from returning home.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 20:23:39

China justified to sanction South Korea

Some members of the Chinese public started to boycott South Korea's Lotte Group after the company signed a land-swap deal with the South Korean government for the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Western media outlets described the boycott against Lotte and sanctions on South Korea as chauvinistic actions. This is a ridiculous accusation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 19:43:39

Park ousted, but chronic ailment in South Korea’s politics lingers

Former president of South Korea Park Geun-hye was officially removed from office on Friday after the country's Constitutional Court unanimously upheld her impeachment, a decision made by the National Assembly over corruption and influence-peddling scandals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 21:33:39

Containing China is a strategic trap to India

The Asia-Pacific security pattern is witnessing drastic changes, with all forces being regrouped and readjusted. Indian and American scholars have said that cooperation among India, the US and Japan "will determine the parameters of security" in the Indian Ocean and Pacific regions in the face of an "assertive" China, India's Zee News reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 21:18:39