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Balancing diplomacy in best interest of Nepal

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's ongoing visit to China, his first after re-election, has been underscored as important by the two countries. This has caught India's attention. Oli's visit could be historic, promoting comprehensive cooperation between China and Nepal and injecting vitality into the Himalayan nation's economic development.

Kim Jong-un's New Year address sends key message

In any event, peace on the peninsula is invaluable. All relevant parties should seize every opportunity to make compromise and concessions to gradually push North Korea's nuclear issue toward a peaceful settlement. Once the opportunity is missed and tensions in the peninsula escalate, the result may be a disaster for all.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 19:43:39

Australia-Japan defense pact and the new Cold War Order

A nuclear race is the inevitable outcome should India receive its NSG membership, and would undoubtedly jeopardize China's national priorities. If there has been any lesson learned post-World War II, then it is the realization that interdependence and cooperation were far better for the common interests of humanity than force and confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 19:13:39

South Korean-Japanese ties thrown into doubt as 'comfort women' deal under scrutiny

Given provocations from North Korea's launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles and eyeing of broader bilateral ties, South Korea is demanding more from Japan. Moon has made it clear that he will separate historical issues from security and economic cooperation issues. But the Moon government should take a step further by abolishing the 2015 agreement that disregarded public opinion and renegotiating with Japan so as to heal the historical wounds of “comfort women” and the South Korean people.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 19:13:39

Unity of contrasts lends character to India

The unity of opposites is the most prominent feature of the country. Completely different things can co-exist harmoniously. It differs from China in the way that you can't believe you are in the same country when encountering such contrasts. In China, there is always a transition between two completely different things, while what India lacks is something in the middle.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 18:48:41

Tokyo-Canberra 'quasi-alliance' threat to peace

Japan has been emphasizing that a constitutional amendment is not aimed at waging war, but its actions don't conform to the promise. Such behavior can only deepen Japan's neighboring countries' doubts about whether it has sincerely reflected on the historical lessons of its aggression toward other nations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 18:28:40

Nepal learns to strike a balance in ties with China and India to reap maximum benefit

Nepal's priority should be to maintain a balance to reap the maximum benefit for development. Fostering an environment of mutual trust with both countries is the key to achieving this.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 18:53:39

Meddling in South China Sea deepens Australia's strategic plight

During the tenures of former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, Australia saw the South China Sea issue as a dispute between China and related Southeast Asian countries, and adopted a relatively neutral and balanced policy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/31 10:00:18

Why China's plan helps solve Rohingya crisis

Many hands make light work. China's suggestions are aimed at promoting Myanmar's stability and development through concerted efforts with the international community. Beijing calls for more support and investment in the region so as to bring stability through development. China will join hands with Myanmar and other countries willing to participate in the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor to build a community of shared future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 19:40:48

Tentative progress at China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue

US President Donald Trump's administration always accuses Pakistan of being the shield for Afghan militants and has the intention of sanctioning Islamabad. Under such complicated circumstances, the prime need for China's diplomacy is not expanding regional clout, but addressing urgent regional issues, hence the trilateral dialogue that well serves Chinese national interests.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 18:38:40

China-Japan ties may start improving in 2018

It is expected that Abe can keep in mind the fundamental interests of both countries and people, remain committed to peace, friendliness and cooperation in bilateral relations, and continue improving Sino-Japanese ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 18:53:39

Where are China-India ties headed in 2018?

China and India have huge potential of cooperation in these areas. 2017 is the worst year for China-India relations. But if India would like to meet China halfway and make concerted effort, 2018 will probably become the best year for their bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 18:23:40

Chinese people warming to Japan through friendly exchanges

Looking at surveys of China-Japan relations over the past decade, the rise and fall of Chinese impressions of Japan is both a wind vane of bilateral relations and a barometer of bilateral people-to-people exchanges. There is still broad space left for the peoples of the two countries to promote bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 22:13:39

Rohingya crisis needs practical solution, not emotional push

China's pragmatic three-phase solution is more desirable than the West's reckless push in tackling the Rakhine issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 22:08:19

How can B&R bring China, South Asia closer

Given the instability of Trump's Indo-Pacific strategy, South Asia will remain peaceful as a whole, but may see some small-scale conflicts in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/24 19:13:39

Japan will reap the whirlwind of its collusion with Taiwan

Despite the likelihood that the Japanese version of the Taiwan Relations Act will not be finalized, collusion between Abe's cabinet and the DPP has sought to institutionalize and stabilize “Japan-Taiwan relations.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/20 22:03:40

Engaging with North Korea to alleviate tensions

We must find another way to engage with Pyongyang, especially its supreme leader. Such contact may not happen on the table, but under the rose in the initial stages. The establishment of channels of contact, including formal and informal, overt and covert, direct and indirect, depends on the diplomatic capacities of all parties involved. In a nutshell, no solution to the North Korean nuclear issue will have substantive meaning unless channels are set up.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/20 21:58:39

Australia's foreign policy double standard

But there's currently even more to be concerned about in Trump's America. At least Australians won't have to fight on China's behalf in yet another war in which we have no direct strategic stake. Being able to view all of Australia's key bilateral relationships a little more critically and dispassionately has got to be in the proverbial “national interest,” hasn't it?
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/19 21:33:39

Left alliance will lead Nepal to stability and prosperity

It's been a longtime aspiration of the Nepalese people to see a denouement to political unrest and usher in an era of stability and prosperity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/19 13:58:39