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Hawkish US ambassador to Australia likely to roil ties with China

Australia should do some reflection on whether it wants to be a long-term obedient little companion of the US or pursue a more independent foreign policy of its own.

Western critics miss big picture in Myanmar religious conflicts

As a friendly neighbor of Myanmar, China hopes all parties calm down and start talks to deal with the Rakhine issue. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently said China supports efforts by the Myanmar government to guard its national security and opposes recent attacks in Rakhine, hoping the “fire of war” can soon be extinguished. China is willing to continue promoting peace talks in its own way, and hopes the international community can play a constructive role in resolving the crisis and promoting dialogue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 20:58:39

Nuke deployment in South Korea worsens situation

Although the barrier to installing US nuclear weapons in South Korea remains huge, Washington agreed to remove limits on the payload of South Korea's ballistic missiles to give comfort to its ally. As the Trump administration shows a withering stance toward the US alliance system, how the US handles its security relations with Japan and South Korea merits close scrutiny.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 20:53:39

THAAD deployment reveals true intention of South Korean president

China can work with Russia to remove the THAAD system through political, economic and military means. The THAAD issue should be included in resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council on the Korean Peninsula. Its resolutions involving the removal of the THAAD system from South Korea should be implemented comprehensively with no alternative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 22:38:39

China-Russia bridge will heal old wounds

Standing at the construction site and seeing the piers rise one by one, it is not hard to comprehend the precious achievements derived from 30 years of effort. Now, finally, we can imagine the scene of the next 30 years when the two regions are closely connected.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 22:28:39

Lee's Beijing visit heralds warming of Sino-Singaporean relations

The best option for Singapore, with its focus on major powers and regions, would be to seize the initiative in its diplomatic interactions and adopt a more flexible and pragmatic approach.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 22:33:39

Between 'appeasement' and war, there is a third way on North Korea

While Kim Jong-un and his regime remain in power, denuclearization is not a realistic goal.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 12:03:39

Saber rattling won't fix North Korea threat

The nuclear crisis in North Korea is growing more serious in the wake of nuclear tests and war games. Decades after the Korean War (1950-53), how is the tension escalating? Is new war likely on the Korean Peninsula? What should be done to alleviate tensions? Global Times reporter Liu Jianxi (GT) talked with American historian, lecturer and author Bruce Cumings (Cumings) on these issues. Cumings specializes in modern Korean history and contemporary international relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 22:13:40

Singapore's eighth presidential pick Halimah Yacob is a vote for diversity

Singapore's model of democracy may have its fair share of critics, but the presidential vote is an endorsement of smooth transfer of power and the city-state's homegrown approach to diversity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 22:48:40

Is Japan misleading India against China?

In fact, China, Japan and India – the three major Asian powers – can foster pragmatic cooperation, which could be a win-win situation for regional progress and development as well.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 22:43:39

Security, stability of Asia-Pacific region in best interests of Australia

Australia should not base its diplomacy and defense on the self-fulfilling prophecy of Sino-US strategic competition. Balancing different strategic identities to offer a bridge for communication between traditional and emerging regional powers could be conducive to regional strategic stability while also working in Australia's own best interests.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 21:18:39

External forces complicate Rakhine violence

Thus the Rakhine issue has become entwined with mounting pressure from the global community, universal values, Myanmese nationalism and socio-economic interests. Myanmar authorities must perform a far-sighted balancing act between nationalist forces within the country while managing complicated international relations: a hefty burden for a government that has ruled Myanmar less than 18 months.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 21:02:11

Modi's visit won't push Myanmar away from China toward India

Therefore, although militarily supported by India, Myanmar is highly dependent on China in economic terms. This basic fact has determined the boundaries of the China-Myanmar relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 22:38:39

Russia must open up to revive Far East

Making itself more appealing to Russians, especially young people, is more important than foreign capital and labor in reviving Krasnokamensk.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 22:33:40

People-to-people exchange key to improving Sino-Japanese ties

Only the deepening of people-to-people exchanges can ensure the benign development of Sino-Japanese relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/12 21:08:39