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Prayut's fragile coalition faces challenges

Thailand is now beset with troubles from within and without. The worsening international economic and trade environment, and thorny livelihood issues, and the ruling coalition's internal and external conflicts, have all laid out a rocky path for Prayut's cabinet.

Prayut's fragile coalition faces challenges

Thailand is now beset with troubles from within and without. The worsening international economic and trade environment, and thorny livelihood issues, and the ruling coalition's internal and external conflicts, have all laid out a rocky path for Prayut's cabinet.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 19:58:40

By learning from China, Vietnam has taken fewer detours

In sum, after years of efforts, the Vietnamese economy has entered a new phase. However, the aftermath could be more daunting. Vietnam's economy has some structural problems which could aggravate if the country enters a new era. It remains to be seen whether Hanoi would be able to overcome them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 16:53:41

Stability of Gulf countries comes from within

Forces dominating the Middle East are changing. While US pressure has worsened regional tensions, it has also steeled the Gulf countries and other traditional powers, and offered them more opportunities to change the situation in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 21:18:40

Australian unease over China's outreach in South Pacific betrays envy

China does not oppose Australia's leading role and believes an innovative equilibrium of regional and international relations can be of practical significance. The BRI can serve as a channel to strengthen this region's connectivity and partnership, including that of Australia, with China's growing economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 19:55:44

Why US is an onlooker in S.Korea-Japan row

Undulations in Japan-South Korea relations after the Cold War are not new. But this time the US seems to have no interest in playing peacenik between its two important allies in Northeast Asia. Some believe this can lead to long-term antagonism between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 18:40:50

Ploy against Xinjiang won't hit Kazakhstan ties

China and Kazakhstan have long had close economic and trade ties. Cooperation between the two countries has achieved bumper harvest since China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013. June saw the first power transition in Kazakhstan since the country's independence. Will China-Kazakhstan relations maintain the development momentum after new president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev takes over? Will China-Kazakhstan relations confront new challenges amid the China-US trade war?
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 20:18:40

Australia, China should seek common ground

"If China catches a cold, the world gets influenza and Australia gets pneumonia."
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/11 17:08:40

Prosperity rides on better connectivity

How can people move from one place to another? It needs road, rail, air and water connectivity - an implication of multimodal transport. One of the objectives of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is connectivity - making people, funds and resources flow.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 20:28:40

Japan feels need to come economically closer to China: expert

Dependent on the US for military security for decades, Japan has been adjusting its security policy since 2010. How will Japan's move toward an autonomous security policy influence Asian stability?
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/8 18:08:36

ASEAN serves as stabilizer for Southeast Asia

Countries including the US, Japan and India have all put forward their visions or initiatives for the Indo-Pacific region. What is ASEAN's role? If you look at the regional architecture, ASEAN has been able to bring together these countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/8 17:02:57

US negotiations with Taliban give rise to peace hopes, but hurdles remain

If the Taliban can be turned into a peaceful political force that participates in Afghan politics, it will be significant for the stability of the country and the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/8 17:02:52

Japan's curbs on semiconductor material exports to S.Korea will likely worsen ties

Relations between Japan and South Korea haven't been smooth recently. The main cause of weaker ties is the 2018 judgment of a South Korean court on the issue of WWII forced labor by Japanese enterprises.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/7 19:42:16

Hasina in balancing act between China, India

With rapid development, Bangladesh eagerly needs better infrastructure, more investment and technological support. China not only provided loans and technology transfer, but also engaged in the construction of infrastructure projects in fields such as transportation, power distribution and telecommunication.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/7 19:33:39

Will Kim-Trump DMZ meet set doves cooing?

If Kim goes to the US, he must realize that he is dealing with a powerful adversary. However, the third Kim-Trump summit will not materialize until a new and greater political compromise is struck.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 17:23:40

Trump's rant against Japan treaty may be a ripple, but will prompt security rethink

Trump's claim is only a ripple that can hardly shake the foundation of the Japan-US alliance. But this ripple will certainly prompt Japan to seriously consider measures it deems necessary to safeguard its security. Japan-US relations will last for a long time, but the security treaty may still be tweaked.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 18:28:42

Track II diplomacy sees bouncy China-US ties

As China and the US have become the world's two largest economies, these basic understandings determine the foundation of people-to-people exchanges.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 18:23:43

ASEAN summit seeks certainty amid change

Uncertainty is escalating in the region and the world. ASEAN focuses on livelihood issues and enhancing internal strength, seeking to promote external cooperation and independent diplomacy. ASEAN aims to turn uncertainty into certainty by seeking stability in a volatile environment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/2 18:13:42

India's international trade policy at a crossroads

The good news is that trading issues between India and China are largely handled within existing international principles and both governments are discussing ways to improve trading practices and their trading volume is expected to exceed $100 billion very soon.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/1 18:18:40