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Australia woos India to counterbalance China

Bishop's India visit amid ongoing Sino-Indian tensions is a representative for India's growing significance in Australia's strategic calculus. In fact, the Turnbull administration has made no secret of its intentions to deepen security cooperation with its Indian counterpart.

Park ousted, but chronic ailment in South Korea’s politics lingers

Former president of South Korea Park Geun-hye was officially removed from office on Friday after the country's Constitutional Court unanimously upheld her impeachment, a decision made by the National Assembly over corruption and influence-peddling scandals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 21:33:39

Containing China is a strategic trap to India

The Asia-Pacific security pattern is witnessing drastic changes, with all forces being regrouped and readjusted. Indian and American scholars have said that cooperation among India, the US and Japan "will determine the parameters of security" in the Indian Ocean and Pacific regions in the face of an "assertive" China, India's Zee News reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 21:18:39

Australia reshapes foreign policy in new era

Malcolm Turnbull’s government has been underlining the stability of regional orders and construction of mechanisms.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 12:33:39

THAAD pushes South Korea to forefront of geopolitical contention

The first pieces of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) arrived at the Osan Air Base in South Korea Monday night.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 21:13:39

Why ‘recover’ Kokang is not an option for China

Fighting has resumed in northern Myanmar, forcing a large number of Myanmese to flood into China. Kokang, a region bordering China, has once again aroused widespread public concern.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 20:58:39

Murakami’s depiction of Nanjing Massacre fights against Japan’s rightists’ uproar

In his new novel titled Killing Commendatore, Haruki Murakami mentioned the Nanjing Massacre, in which around 400,000 Chinese were killed in December 1937 during the Japanese aggression.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/7 20:58:39

Maritime interests bind Australia, Indonesia closer

Indonesian President Joko Widodo made his maiden state visit to Australia in late February. During the two-day trip, Widodo and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull released a joint statement in which they agreed to fully restore military ties, which were suspended on January 4 following an incident involving offensive education materials found at an Australian army facility.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/7 15:28:39

Security dilemma further chokes peninsula

The annual US-South Korea joint military exercises, code-named Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, are now taking place around the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 19:48:39

New Delhi’s objection to CPEC in Kashmir not to its own benefit

Beijing has reiterated its stance on the India-Pakistan disputes over Kashmir many times.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 11:58:39

Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership built on empty rhetoric

The Vietnam-Japan ties have grown closer since the new leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). Three weeks after taking office, Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang stated that Japan is one of the country's most important cooperative partners.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 21:53:39

Vicious cycle on Korean Peninsula must end

The US and South Korea kicked off an unprecedented high-intensity joint military exercise on Wednesday, which has made the international community nervous.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 20:58:39

Kindergarten becomes Abe’s right-wing propaganda tool

This time, however, Akie became the “spokeswoman” for Abe and helped him manage things he cannot be seen doing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 12:28:39

Sanctions not enough to rebuff South Korea over THAAD

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is an important part of the US' military deployment in Asia, which involves an attempt to prevent and contain the rise of China. Only when we recognize the nature of the THAAD deployment can we work out the most effective way to cope with it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 1:13:39

China-Singapore ties back on track after a chilling spell

It is normal when two sovereign states adopt different stances and policies for their divergences and disputes over the same issue, given their differing national interests and ideas.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/1 13:38:39

A slim chance of Pyongyang-Washington engagement is missed

The news that China will ban all coal imports from North Korea from February 19 till the end of this year has created waves. To some extent, this is a response to North Korea's most recent missile test.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 22:18:39

Chinese investors face steep learning curve amid Myanmar’s development

A string of labor strikes has hit factories run by investors from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, South Korea and even locals over the past years. Disputes between owners and workers, especially in the garment sector, have almost become a routine across the country, particularly in Yangon.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 21:38:39

China and India need to work on addressing trust deficit

Amid varying analysis of the upgraded China-India strategic dialogue held last week in Beijing, there are substantive achievements on bilateral issues as well as hope that the fences between the two neighboring countries will be mended sooner than later.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 22:03:39

Can Beijing and New Delhi’s interests converge?

On Wednesday, China and India held a new round of strategic dialogue in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 11:13:39