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A slim hope emerges for NK nuclear crisis


As the third opportunity is drawing near, all stakeholders are expected to engage in cooperation. North Korea should also respond in a positive manner. It is time that all sides show their sincerity and determination to eliminate the security threat in Northeast Asia.


Is Singapore exploited by India in joint military drill to ‘contain’ China?

If India really intends to contain China via military exercises with Singapore, Singapore may be the one which is exploited.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 19:28:39

A slim hope emerges for NK nuclear crisis

As the third opportunity is drawing near, all stakeholders are expected to engage in cooperation. North Korea should also respond in a positive manner. It is time that all sides show their sincerity and determination to eliminate the security threat in Northeast Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 19:08:39

Hopes for peace rest on 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference

The second meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference finally kicked off on Wednesday in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar, after being postponed several times. Despite some media outlets claiming that the symbolic meaning attached to the meeting is far beyond its realistic significance, it has been an extraordinary gathering bringing the divided parties together to discuss state affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 22:23:39

Empowering women will bring India forward

After my article "Revolution sets China and India apart" was published in the Global Times on May 3, I received plenty of feedback from Indian readers.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 22:13:39

Singapore’s role in Belt and Road initiative shouldn’t be dismissed

Although Lawrence Wong, the national development minister and second minister for finance led a delegation to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation recently held in Beijing, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's absence raised question over the country's attitude toward the Belt and Road initiative (B&R), and speculation about whether China is intentionally snubbing Singapore.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 19:58:39

Tokyo’s shift on AIIB based on economics

The first Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation convened in Beijing on May 14 and 15, gathering together 29 heads of state and government. However, although he is not a state leader, the head of the Japanese delegation Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party, also became the focus of media coverage of the grand convention.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 19:53:39

Singapore risks being left out of the loop on B&R regional integration

What this means is that China no longer regards Singapore as a friend. Despite cordial links with the elder Lee's government, one thing had long irked Beijing: the offer by Singapore of its supremely strategic location to the US for military activities in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 19:18:39

China-ASEAN COC consultation thriving

We have reasons to believe that with joint efforts by China and ASEAN countries, the advancement of COC consultation and deepening maritime and security cooperation under the DOC framework, China and ASEAN will become a community of common destiny and jointly build South China Sea into one of peace, friendship and cooperation in the near future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 18:23:39

THAAD can be halted under Moon govt

Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic Party was sworn in as the new South Korean president earlier this month. Given his lukewarm attitude toward deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile defense system on South Korean soil, debates are surging in both China and South Korea over whether Moon will reverse his country's position on this thorny issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 21:28:39

B&R can complement ASEAN 2025

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN, and its cooperation with China has been outstanding these years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 21:28:40

South Korean president may follow path of Duterte to maximize benefit

Moon Jae-in was sworn in as the new South Korean president on May 10. He once brought up a policy of "learning to say no to Americans" during his election campaign.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 22:03:39

India should reassess B&R from a new angle

New Delhi recently refused to join Beijing's Belt and Road initiative citing sovereignty concerns as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will run through Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, a region that New Delhi believes belongs to it. Therefore, India worries the CPEC project will infringe upon its sovereignty.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 21:58:39

Chinese factor clearer in Afghan peace process as regional ties deepen

Relations between China and Afghanistan are growing at a tremendous pace. Last year, Beijing not only played a vital role paving ground in the Afghan reconciliation process, but also helped the unity government in Kabul to improve law and order.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/16 21:53:39

Seoul-Tokyo rapport under Moon unlikely

South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in was sworn in on May 10 after a landslide election victory. Moon's taking office signifies the beginning of a new ruling government after nine years of conservative administration and an end to the half-year power vacuum caused by the suspension and impeachment of president Park Geun-hye from office.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/16 21:43:39

New South Korean president faces tricky choice of THAAD

The leaders of China and South Korea seem to be moving to mend ties that have been strained by the deployment of a contentious US missile-defense shield, known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/15 19:48:39

Has Beijing and Seoul’s second honeymoon arrived?

The election of South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, has given fresh hope of a thaw in relations with China, which have recently been strained due to the deployment of THAAD.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/15 19:38:39

Moscow plays it cool on NK nuclear crisis

Seen from Moscow, a number of conflicts around the world - notably Ukraine or Syria - command more attention than another nuclear scare over North Korea. However, looking from Vladivostok, Russia's small metropolis on the Pacific, few threats are as serious, or real, as military conflicts between North Korea and the US and its allies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/14 20:23:39

Moon faces challenges in finding new solutions to NK nuclear issue

Will his victory affect the fate of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)? What direction will the Sino-South Korean relations take with his victory? How will Moon deal with the North Korean nuclear crisis?
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/11 19:08:39