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Manila's China policy not dictated by ideology


In the final analysis, the Philippine president has the ultimate say in foreign policy. If endowed with outstanding political capacity, Duterte will be able to bridge domestic political divisions and reverse the direction of foreign policy. However, there is still a long way to go to cultivate pro-China forces within the Philippines.


Manufacturing key to gender equality in India

Although India will choose its own path to develop manufacturing, history suggests that women's entry into the sector is the only approach to elevate their status. India, on the one hand, should provide more jobs to educated women, change their traditional views on employment and encourage them to start their own businesses. On the other hand, India should take steps to develop labor-intensive industries so as to offer more opportunities to women in the lower strata of society.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/7 20:43:39

India using Vietnam to access West Pacific

Containing China in strategy and security is the driving force of India-Vietnam ties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/6 20:03:40

Kim's charm offensive: a specious victory

The US policy of “strategic patience” under the administration of Barack Obama is over.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/5 22:08:39

Australia tries to strike US-China balance

Amid drastic changes in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia has strengthened its diplomatic independence. While being a loyal ally of the US, it doesn't want to give up developing a close trading partnership with China. Unwilling to pick sides between China and the US, Australia seeks to strike a balance between the two, which has also caused contradictions within its diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 22:13:27

What to expect at this year's two sessions

The NPC session could provide the first glimpse into this innovative trade practice. The world awaits China bringing the free trade agenda back on track again.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 21:23:40

China, India should move beyond Doklam crisis

Tensions between China and India have been piling up and serious conflicts must be avoided. Vijay Gokhale's visit shows that the two governments have prepared to manage differences seriously, enhance communication and reduce mistrust, preventing to turn India's own imaginary threats from turning into conflicts. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit to be held in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province this June, will give Chinese and Indian leaders an opportunity to communicate face to face.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 21:13:40

After winter Olympics thaw, US should tread softly on Korea crisis

Denuclearization remains the final goal but to achieve it, more steps are needed. Apart from the US and North Korea, other countries also need to help promote the talks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 22:58:40

Singapore offers clues to China's political system

The CPC as the ruling party has been looking for a way to achieve the efficient use of capital and at the same time control its negative impact on the Party and the society.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 22:58:39

Uncle Sam ups pressure, waves sticks again at North Korea

North Korea already responded by claiming the new sanctions were an act of war. As Trump stepped up his warning that “if the sanctions don't work, we'll have to go phase two” and “Phase two may be very, very unfortunate for the world,” we worry that the US and North Korea may fall back to their head-on confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/27 21:08:39

New political party signals fresh start for Nepal's tumultuous politics

As complicated party relations have led to a lack of consensus and hurdles have been put up by external forces, the Oli administration faces serious challenges to draw up new domestic and foreign policies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 19:43:39

New US sanctions hurt Korean peace bid

Given Washington's aggressive maneuver, Seoul has to take a back seat in this geopolitical game. All its efforts at peace on the Korean Peninsula will probably come to a naught.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 19:33:39

Will Turnbull's visit realign US-Australia ties?

Australia should be wise enough to help mitigate friction between the two countries rather than following the footsteps of the US and making the environment in the region more competitive.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/25 19:53:39

China's rise helped by historical conditions

Anyone who wants to understand the rise of China needs to understand the grand unification theory that has been transformed into the collective sense of stability.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 20:28:39

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.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 20:18:39

No better time for Koreas to sit at talks table

While the dual suspension proceeds, South Korea and China should encourage Pyongyang and Washington to talk and engage with each other. They need to contribute to making the current conciliatory atmosphere last longer and help resolve the nuclear crisis peacefully and simultaneously promoting denuclearization and the establishment of a peaceful mechanism on the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 20:13:39

Olympics: US fails to reach out to North Korea

To avoid the horrible scenario, Pyongyang and Washington should face up to the reality and return to pragmatic and flexible policies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 19:48:39

Moon's new plan seeks to rope in North Korea

It is foreseeable that South Korea will play a proactive role in China's Belt and Road initiative, especially its northern extension in the Northeast Asian region. Meanwhile, it will strengthen collaboration with Russia's Far East as a breakthrough to draw the new economic map.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 20:33:39

New Delhi balks as Malé develops economic relations with Beijing

As a small country in South Asia and the Indian Ocean, Maldives has neither big strategic expectations, nor can it become a strategic pivot of China in the region. Maldives is striving for better livelihood for its people amid wrangling among big powers. The issue is simple, but India thinks it is very complicated.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 18:53:40