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Seoul will be beset with diplomatic challenges in 2017


The THAAD deployment is one of the biggest irritants for the Beijing-Seoul relationship.


Seoul will be beset with diplomatic challenges in 2017

The THAAD deployment is one of the biggest irritants for the Beijing-Seoul relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/22 19:58:39

Hotelier’s book stains Japan’s service industry

As the group has garnered lucrative profits from an influx of Chinese and South Korean tourists and has been rapidly expanding, Motoya’s move to deny history seems surprising and beyond understanding.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/22 18:18:39

US-NK ties under scrutiny in Trump era

The question is how the US will rate the degree of threats of North Korea’s nuclear weapons.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/19 16:53:39

Abe fails to hype up sea tension with Asia-Pacific tour

There is no doubt that if tensions build in the South China Sea, Tokyo will boast more power in countering Beijing in the East China Sea dispute.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/19 0:03:39

Can Abe influence Trump’s Asia-Pacific policy?

In the forthcoming Japan-US summit, will Abe succeed in influencing Trump’s Asia-Pacific policies? The answer doesn’t seem very positive.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/18 12:43:39

China-Vietnam communiqué cements ties

The CPC and CPV have already mapped out the inter-party cooperation plan (2016-20), which is set to step up the party building and their governing capacities through seminars and cooperation training.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/17 18:48:40

White Paper to clarify China’s regional policy

China gives more importance to the One Belt and One Road initiative rather than the land reclamation in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/16 18:13:39

China’s aircraft carrier poised to sail further

Once China has its second aircraft carrier, the PLA will be tasked to equip and program more advanced fleets while military personnel be demanded to perform more efficiently in military drills.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/15 18:18:39

US Navy’s new strategy a manifestation of cold war mentality and hegemonism

China should increase its input in national defense accordingly and promote its defense capabilities with the growth of its economic strength.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/15 18:18:39

White Paper highlights China’s more constructive role in Asia Pacific

China and the US can cooperate in many areas in the Asia-Pacific region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/12 20:28:39

China can’t be onlooker of regional security pattern

Its sky only belongs to birds while tens of thousands of landmines as well as tunnels allowing North Koreans to transfer military forces for surprise attacks against the South are lying hidden below the ground.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/11 17:13:39

Submarine docking sign of China promoting peace and stability in Southeast Asia

China does not want to become the second US in the region. But, Southeast Asia is one of China's closest neighbors, and its peace and stability is closely related to China's national interests. In building its future defense ties with Southeast Asia, China could play a more constructive role. It can offer more public goods for its security and defense cooperation with countries in the region. China can contribute to the establishment of security cooperation mechanisms around the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/11 16:13:39

China-ASEAN security cooperation awaits further improvement

The China-ASEAN security cooperation is now at an early stage and awaits further improvement in mutual trust. But which should come first, trust or cooperation? This is like the chicken-or-egg question. But, one thing is certain: trust produces cooperation and cooperation promotes trust. Like what is said in constructivism philosophy, either enemy or friend is constructed through interaction. That’s to say, the mutual trust between China and ASEAN countries will grow as their cooperation deepens and intensifies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/10 11:13:39

Seoul, Tokyo in intense row right before Trump takes office

The latest brawl not only showed that South Korean President Park Geun-hye has failed in establishing her diplomatic legacy with Japan, but also to some degree signified Abe’s failure in dealing with South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/9 17:08:39

Time for Japan to rethink Okinawa base issue with Trump

To some degree, stationing US troops in Okinawa has gone beyond the needs of US’ Far East strategy and Japan’s defense.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/8 18:53:39

Pentagon to set tone for Trump’s S.China Sea policy with USS Carl Vinson

What is the purpose of the operation? Will the Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy of the Obama administration continue in the Trump era? How should China react?
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/8 16:13:39

Russia can be a welcoming presence at CPEC

Russia’s involvement in CPEC is to serve its own interests in economy and geopolitics, which may complicate the regional affairs. But, if all parties stick to the market rules, China’s interests wouldn’t be harmed given that China has gained first-mover advantage, as well as capital and geographic advantages. As was said above, Russia’s participation is not a bad thing and there is no need to exaggerate neither its competition nor negativity. On the contrary, If Russia joins the project, it will be a stakeholder which shares economic risk, especially security risk, and has same or similar goals. It’s a good thing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/5 12:18:39

Remembering Nanjing Massacre: A push for Japan to face up to its wartime atrocity

What is the current attitude of Japanese society toward Japan’s troubled history and what changes have taken place under Abe’s administration?
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/4 21:38:39