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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.

Chinese factor clearer in Afghan peace process as regional ties deepen

Relations between China and Afghanistan are growing at a tremendous pace. Last year, Beijing not only played a vital role paving ground in the Afghan reconciliation process, but also helped the unity government in Kabul to improve law and order.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/16 21:53:39

Seoul-Tokyo rapport under Moon unlikely

South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in was sworn in on May 10 after a landslide election victory. Moon's taking office signifies the beginning of a new ruling government after nine years of conservative administration and an end to the half-year power vacuum caused by the suspension and impeachment of president Park Geun-hye from office.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/16 21:43:39

New South Korean president faces tricky choice of THAAD

The leaders of China and South Korea seem to be moving to mend ties that have been strained by the deployment of a contentious US missile-defense shield, known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/15 19:48:39

Has Beijing and Seoul’s second honeymoon arrived?

The election of South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, has given fresh hope of a thaw in relations with China, which have recently been strained due to the deployment of THAAD.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/15 19:38:39

Moscow plays it cool on NK nuclear crisis

Seen from Moscow, a number of conflicts around the world - notably Ukraine or Syria - command more attention than another nuclear scare over North Korea. However, looking from Vladivostok, Russia's small metropolis on the Pacific, few threats are as serious, or real, as military conflicts between North Korea and the US and its allies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/14 20:23:39

Moon faces challenges in finding new solutions to NK nuclear issue

Will his victory affect the fate of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)? What direction will the Sino-South Korean relations take with his victory? How will Moon deal with the North Korean nuclear crisis?
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/11 19:08:39

Religious conservatism drives Indonesian politics

After Ahok was accused of an unwarranted blasphemy, Indonesian radical forces have emerged in Jakarta’s street politics and have directly influenced the latest gubernatorial election.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/11 19:03:39

B&R provides more balance in globalization

Against such background, the Belt and Road initiative was envisioned.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 19:08:40

China, Myanmar must cooperate to overcome challenges on Belt and Road

People from both countries are showing more confidence in the Belt and Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 18:53:39

Abe’s intention to revise constitution will exacerbate tensions in Asia-Pacific

How will Abe’s new move affect the situation in the Asia-Pacific region? How should China respond to Japan’s growing ambition for military development?
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/9 19:33:39

Tokyo takes a vague attitude toward B&R

Japan’s attitude shift toward the Belt and Road and the AIIB is indeed unexpected, but there are three concerns regarding the Abe administration.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/9 19:33:39

New South Korean president expected to fix domestic and diplomatic woes

Whoever takes office, breakthroughs can hardly be achieved in the economy in the short term, but tensions in social division and unbalanced diplomacy can be alleviated in a short span of time via leadership change.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/8 19:33:39

Is US alliance still vital to Australia?

So much so that Australia’s dilemma in such a special relationship with the US may be aggravated. Is Australia still a “lucky country” in addressing this dilemma in the future? Time will tell.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/8 11:38:39

Internal struggles determine Manila’s foreign policy direction

Therefore, the Philippines’ recent unexpected activities in the South China Sea are irrelevant to pro-US or pro-China and it is actually a manifestation of the conflict between the anti-Duterte forces and pro-Duterte forces.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/7 20:08:39

Is hope of dialogue looming on peninsula?

But it remains to be seen whether North Korea will make a major adjustment in its foreign policies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/4 23:43:39

Revolution sets China and India apart

Revolution is one of Britain’s greatest fears, and it needed stability in the region, as only in a stable environment, can the wealth of South Asia, accumulated over the past thousands of years, be delivered to Britain without disruptions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 19:06:13

Japan’s Bluebook worsens peninsula tension

Japan is trying to expand its presence and influence.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/2 17:58:41

Is China-US-Australia relationship facing a strategic transition?

China has expressed its understanding and respect of the US-Australia alliance and welcomed Australia to becoming an important partner of both China and the US. This pragmatic and flexible diplomatic attitude is appealing to Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/2 0:03:39