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Modi 2.0 to balance ties with China and US

In Modi's second term, India will pursue a hedging strategy of carefully balancing ties with two giants. New Delhi will cooperate with the US in security, while coordinating with China in development and some hot issues such as multilateralism.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 17:38:39

Continuity, not change, expected from Modi 2.0

Admit it or not, the Modi wave is a sustained one and has enabled the BJP to consolidate its position within the NDA and the Lower House of parliament. It is safe to conclude that Modi's second term, which can be called Modi 2.0, will involve more continuity than change.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 20:38:40

Tokyo strives for strategic autonomy while cementing alliance with Washington

Abe mentioned his plan to visit Iran during their summit talks, it seemed that Trump agreed to let Japan mediate. If Abe successfully visits Iran, Japan's international presence will get a fillip at the upcoming G20 summit. And it also means that Japan will begin participating in major international affairs with a newfound standing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 17:18:40

Pros and cons of Modi as a strong politician

Modi's rule might turn out to be more nationalistic given the constraints of other powerful forces. It may hinder further opening-up and secularization, and deepen the sense of distrust and hostility between the people of India and Pakistan.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 17:13:40

BRI an incentive for better China-Japan ties

If Japanese officials and politicians have strategic sense, they will and can cooperate more with China. But it is difficult now. We will still swing between the two. The US will continue to put heavy pressure on Japan to open its market in the agricultural and weapons sectors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 19:03:42

Can Modi fulfill ambitions in 2nd term?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won a second term in office, with his Bharatiya Janata Party taking more seats than the 2014 election. What's the prospect of China-India relations? How will Modi lead India to play in the international arena?
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/27 18:43:42

Tolerance of civilizations the right choice

The Indian general election wrapped up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being reelected. What challenges are ahead for him? How should China and India avoid conflicts like the Doklam border standoff in 2017? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen interviewed Satyendra Upadhyay (Upadhyay), director of International Relations at Mumbai-based Somaiya Vidyavihar.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 17:18:39

Tokyo's balancing act between China and US

How to successfully maintain a balance between the Beijing and Washington is a test to Tokyo's strategy and political wisdom.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 18:33:41

Dubai shows openness is key to success

Data from the Financial Times' fDi intelligence shows that among the top 25 cities for artificial intelligence and robotics investment, Dubai was ranked No. 3 behind Singapore and Shanghai. Today, the competition for global capital and talent is stepping up, openness has become an essential condition to win. The more open they are, the more likely they are to achieve success.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/22 18:53:40

Stability of China-Philippine relations to continue after Duterte allies' poll win

Duterte enjoys a high approval rating based on mid-term election results. As long as the pressure does not exceed the limits, he will control the situation and Beijing-Manila ties will continue to stay on the current stable path.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 20:23:41

Singapore's concerns on big power competition

Singapore has felt the threat from the great power strategic competition between China and the US on issues like trade and the South China Sea. It is a new situation confronting Singapore and other countries in implementing the “balance of powers strategy.” Balakrishnan said in his speech that the protracted US-China trade talks have created great uncertainty and volatility for markets of Southeast Asian countries and any disruption of global trade will have a disproportionate impact on them. Now, Singapore has attached more importance to constructive cooperation and dialogue between China and the US on the level of global norms and international order.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 20:18:40

Will coalition win benefit China-Aussie ties?

A constructive relationship with China is important to Australia's development and prosperity. We look forward to the new coalition government to demonstrate its political and diplomatic wisdom to work with China to steer the bilateral relationship on the right track.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 21:53:41

China vital to Myanmar's peace, progress

Every development process can impact the environment, but we need to control it. We need to mitigate the negative effects. People would be shocked if we build the dam, and fear it would ruin the whole eco-system. But that idea cannot be said 100 percent correct.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 17:13:40

Improving Japan-N.Korea relations requires concrete steps from Abe

Finally, it is hoped that Abe's attitude change toward North Korea will be put into action, rather than become a short-term speculation in the context of an impasse which is not conducive to improving relations between Japan and North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 18:43:41

Mutual learning vital for Asian cultures

As for the “clash of civilizations” hyped by the US in recent days, it is more about a strategy serving a handful US politicians' unrealistic fantasies rather than a civilization theory and it can by no means represent public opinion.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 18:33:40

Civilization advances when change is embraced rather than ignored

When Asian civilizations undergo transitions that involve self-recognition, societal upgrades and modernization, their influence expands globally and they attain an international standing that matches their population and economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 19:23:42

Washington's promotion of Indo-Pacific strategy may hit obstacles

If the US deliberately contains China through the Indo-Pacific strategy, it will inevitably intensify bilateral strategic competition, harm regional peace and development, and lose support from most countries in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 18:43:40

Sharing improves Asian governance

Asian countries, including China, have rich, solid and valuable civilizations. We should be confident in our cultures and share the experience with other Asian nations on how to govern the country, cooperate with each other and contribute to a more prosperous Asia. This way, we can earn the respect of the West. East and West should respect and learn from each other so as to realize common development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 18:38:42