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A slim hope emerges for NK nuclear crisis

As the third opportunity is drawing near, all stakeholders are expected to engage in cooperation. North Korea should also respond in a positive manner. It is time that all sides show their sincerity and determination to eliminate the security threat in Northeast Asia.

Shortage of cheap labor obstacle for US manufacturing revival

The development of manufacturing needs lots of factors, and the fundamental one is people. A nation’s industrialization or deindustrialization is highly relevant to its culture and tradition.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/21 19:03:39

ASEAN faces higher security price under Trump

Trump’s policy toward ASEAN will likely be that these countries should pay a higher price for the security the US could provide.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/20 17:08:39

Tokyo fails to make breakthrough during Putin's visit

In spite of the displeasure of the US and of European countries, Abe has implemented a more active foreign policy toward Russia, trying to make up for Russia-Japan trust deficiencies and show Japanese soft power. This deserves China’s attention.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 19:18:39

Okinawa’s court appeal suppressed by Washington-Tokyo alliance

With the Tokyo-Washington military alliance, Okinawa is suppressed jointly by US troops, the central government and Japan’s legal system, and it is hard to change the status quo. Its failure in the base-relocation fight is regrettable.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 19:13:39

Abe’s overconfidence in Trump relationship ignores business pragmatism

Despite a lot of common interests between the US and Japan given their intimate alliance, being overconfident in converged interests while ignoring the “shrewd businessman” character rooted in Trump will likely plunge Tokyo into unexpected circumstances in its future relations with the US.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/18 19:03:39

How to progress South China Sea cooperation in 2017?

How can China contribute more to cooperation and development in the region? To stabilize the South China Sea, what should China and ASEAN do?
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 10:38:39

No need for Nepal to take sides between India, China

China and India, as two big brothers, should respect Nepal’s “balance policy” and support national development – it is unnecessary to force Nepal to take sides.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/14 21:53:39

Washington’s one-man show is over in Asia Pacific

In China, there is an idiom “When the snipe and the clam grapple, it is the fisherman who profits” and another with the opposite meaning: “Work together with one heart”. When more emerging countries appear in the Asia-Pacific area, Washington will eventually realize that its one-man show is over.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/14 15:58:39

Long fallout from ‘Choi-gate’ may set Seoul-Tokyo ties back a few years

Since the impeachment of Park, how South Korean leaders will participate in the trilateral summit between the South, China and Japan has become increasingly opaque.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/14 14:23:39

Historical disputes, US alliance will bedevil Putin’s visit to Japan

It is fair to say the Russia-Japan ties have encountered a cold snap before getting warm. Putin’s visit may guide their ties somewhere but will barely garner major breakthroughs.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/13 19:23:39

Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul must seek cooperation

Although the three countries have closer economic ties, contradictions among the people of all three countries protrude. Implementing policies for improving trilateral relations lacks public support and a social basis. Therefore, the three countries should endeavor to implement public diplomacy in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/13 19:13:40

Pearl Harbor visit highlights Japan’s hypocrisy

But if Abe truly wants to soul-search on the country’s wartime history, a better destination might be China’s memorial hall of the 300,000 victims of the Nanjing massacre by Japanese invaders or the Independence Hall of Korea not Pearl Harbor.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/12 21:23:39

S.Korea might be humbler in US alliance

The current political setback in South Korea can be fundamentally attributed to the financial oligarchy. South Korea has exaggerated its own threats and considered the US threats as its own. If this goes on, South Korea will always be upset by insecurity even though it has the world’s strongest country as its ally.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/11 22:03:39

China a sincere supporter of Myanmar’s pursuit of peace and reconciliation

China supports Myanmar to realize domestic peace and national reconciliation through political dialogues. Myanmar appreciates China’s positive and constructive role and its efforts in supporting Myanmar’s course of national reconciliation and peace.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/11 21:58:40

Consequences of THAAD deployment cause South Korea’s dilemma

THAAD’s main objective is to deter the strategic weapon systems in China’s hinterlands and Russia’s Far East regions.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/11 19:53:39

Nature of Chinese-Singaporean relationship exposed amid changing landscape

Singapore has long attempted to serve as a bridge or middleman between China and the US, and the mainland and Taiwan. But this will by no means work in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 20:13:39

Seoul turmoil spreading to SK-Japan ties

When South Korea cannot keep pace with the US and Japan, the stability of the South Korea-US-Japan alliance will also be shaken.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 20:03:39

Drifting Seoul needs to right relationships with Pyongyang, Beijing

The root cause for Park’s troubles is not her tolerance of nepotism, but her breach of the development of history.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/7 23:33:39