OPINION >> Asian Review
 

Tolerance of civilizations the right choice


The Indian general election wrapped up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being reelected. What challenges are ahead for him? How should China and India avoid conflicts like the Doklam border standoff in 2017? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen interviewed Satyendra Upadhyay (Upadhyay), director of International Relations at Mumbai-based Somaiya Vidyavihar.


Tolerance of civilizations the right choice

The Indian general election wrapped up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being reelected. What challenges are ahead for him? How should China and India avoid conflicts like the Doklam border standoff in 2017? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen interviewed Satyendra Upadhyay (Upadhyay), director of International Relations at Mumbai-based Somaiya Vidyavihar.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 17:18:39

Tokyo's balancing act between China and US

How to successfully maintain a balance between the Beijing and Washington is a test to Tokyo's strategy and political wisdom.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 18:33:41

Dubai shows openness is key to success

Data from the Financial Times' fDi intelligence shows that among the top 25 cities for artificial intelligence and robotics investment, Dubai was ranked No. 3 behind Singapore and Shanghai. Today, the competition for global capital and talent is stepping up, openness has become an essential condition to win. The more open they are, the more likely they are to achieve success.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/22 18:53:40

Stability of China-Philippine relations to continue after Duterte allies' poll win

Duterte enjoys a high approval rating based on mid-term election results. As long as the pressure does not exceed the limits, he will control the situation and Beijing-Manila ties will continue to stay on the current stable path.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 20:23:41

Singapore's concerns on big power competition

Singapore has felt the threat from the great power strategic competition between China and the US on issues like trade and the South China Sea. It is a new situation confronting Singapore and other countries in implementing the “balance of powers strategy.” Balakrishnan said in his speech that the protracted US-China trade talks have created great uncertainty and volatility for markets of Southeast Asian countries and any disruption of global trade will have a disproportionate impact on them. Now, Singapore has attached more importance to constructive cooperation and dialogue between China and the US on the level of global norms and international order.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 20:18:40

Will coalition win benefit China-Aussie ties?

A constructive relationship with China is important to Australia's development and prosperity. We look forward to the new coalition government to demonstrate its political and diplomatic wisdom to work with China to steer the bilateral relationship on the right track.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 21:53:41

China vital to Myanmar's peace, progress

Every development process can impact the environment, but we need to control it. We need to mitigate the negative effects. People would be shocked if we build the dam, and fear it would ruin the whole eco-system. But that idea cannot be said 100 percent correct.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 17:13:40

Improving Japan-N.Korea relations requires concrete steps from Abe

Finally, it is hoped that Abe's attitude change toward North Korea will be put into action, rather than become a short-term speculation in the context of an impasse which is not conducive to improving relations between Japan and North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 18:43:41

Mutual learning vital for Asian cultures

As for the “clash of civilizations” hyped by the US in recent days, it is more about a strategy serving a handful US politicians' unrealistic fantasies rather than a civilization theory and it can by no means represent public opinion.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 18:33:40

Civilization advances when change is embraced rather than ignored

When Asian civilizations undergo transitions that involve self-recognition, societal upgrades and modernization, their influence expands globally and they attain an international standing that matches their population and economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 19:23:42

Washington's promotion of Indo-Pacific strategy may hit obstacles

If the US deliberately contains China through the Indo-Pacific strategy, it will inevitably intensify bilateral strategic competition, harm regional peace and development, and lose support from most countries in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 18:43:40

Sharing improves Asian governance

Asian countries, including China, have rich, solid and valuable civilizations. We should be confident in our cultures and share the experience with other Asian nations on how to govern the country, cooperate with each other and contribute to a more prosperous Asia. This way, we can earn the respect of the West. East and West should respect and learn from each other so as to realize common development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 18:38:42

Will Australian election turn tide for China?

Due to Australia's unstable political environment and the government's ineffective response to socio-economic challenges in recent years, doubts have been cast on the effectiveness of the democratic system. Hence, some conservatives hold that China's political system has posed a certain threat to Australia. It is also a reflection of Australia's lack of confidence in its own system.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 19:03:40

Dialogue of civilizations can iron out cultural creases

It will be tough if the US attempts to lead the West to a civilizational battle with China. The damage caused by the “America First” theory has yet to heal. Describing US competition with China as the clash of civilization may once again create contradictions and panic. Dialogue of civilizations is needed rather than a cold war.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 18:48:39

Japan's Heisei era is not the lost 30 years

In short, in the Heisei era, Japan achieved peace and prosperity for its people, upgraded its industries and expanded its economic might abroad. However, it has not been successful in avoiding natural and man-made disasters or maintaining necessary population growth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/8 18:28:41

US-Japan relations enter new era with old characteristics, but stability is key

Although Abe and Trump reached a consensus in accelerating the next round of talks, negotiations on more specific issues will not come up smelling like roses.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 20:08:40

Ending terrorism India's and Pakistan's goal

The terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka have shown that it is imperative to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation in Asia. We have no other choice. If we don't cooperate, we may all become victims.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 19:58:40

Moon Jae-in's visit to Central Asia holds multiple purposes for Seoul

Moon's visit was also a chance to learn from Kazakhstan's denuclearization efforts. Moon expected that Kazakhstan's denuclearization experience will be of great assistance in promoting peace on the Korean Peninsula. As a member of the former Soviet Union, Kazakhstan hosted a large portion of the Soviet nuclear arsenal and was the world's fourth-largest nuclear power. In 1991, the country decided to give up its nuclear arsenal and instead focus on developing its economy. So far, the economy has maintained steady and rapid development. In the future, the Kazakhstan model is very likely to be discussed in the denuclearization process of the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 20:01:05