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Trump's rant against Japan treaty may be a ripple, but will prompt security rethink

Trump's claim is only a ripple that can hardly shake the foundation of the Japan-US alliance. But this ripple will certainly prompt Japan to seriously consider measures it deems necessary to safeguard its security. Japan-US relations will last for a long time, but the security treaty may still be tweaked.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 18:28:42

Track II diplomacy sees bouncy China-US ties

As China and the US have become the world's two largest economies, these basic understandings determine the foundation of people-to-people exchanges.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 18:23:43

ASEAN summit seeks certainty amid change

Uncertainty is escalating in the region and the world. ASEAN focuses on livelihood issues and enhancing internal strength, seeking to promote external cooperation and independent diplomacy. ASEAN aims to turn uncertainty into certainty by seeking stability in a volatile environment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/2 18:13:42

India's international trade policy at a crossroads

The good news is that trading issues between India and China are largely handled within existing international principles and both governments are discussing ways to improve trading practices and their trading volume is expected to exceed $100 billion very soon.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/1 18:18:40

Upholding multilateral trade system serves the interests of ASEAN members

Promoting China-ASEAN economic cooperation can serve the interests of both China and the ASEAN members and will produce a positive effect for global economic development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/30 19:03:39

ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific underscores role of organization in regional dynamics

It is worth noting that the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific also emphasizes that member countries should conduct maritime cooperation for the peaceful settlement of disputes and improve communication and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, which is in line with China's views on the South China Sea issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/30 17:58:41

China, Japan share preference for free trade

Whether to focus on openness to create more space for development or follow unilateralism against the objective law of human history affects not only China and Japan, but also global development. If Japan hopes to be a responsible regional power, it must make the right choice.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/30 17:58:40

Xi's trip to Japan could be a trendsetter

The comprehensive national power of China and Japan has undergone tremendous change. In the context of an increasingly complicated international situation, the stability of China-Japan relations is the cornerstone of not only the development of this bilateral relationship, but also an attempt at joint maintenance of global peace.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/27 17:43:40

With increased confidence, China and Japan can lead on world stage

Of course, many sensitive issues between the two have not been resolved. The possibility of downtick in ties remains. But as long as the two can factor in global and regional governance, strengthen strategic communication, manage differences, and build political and social consensus, stability and development of relations is a given.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/26 17:38:41

China needs to focus on social welfare

In recent years, the Chinese government has been committed to improving the social security system, employment training system, and urban and rural living environment. The poverty alleviation program across the country has turned out to be fruitful, which demonstrates China's institutional efficiency.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/26 17:33:40

SCO can gain by improving mechanisms, increasing cooperation with ASEAN

Experts gave their suggestions on how to facilitate cooperation in trade, economy, investment and finance within the bloc and ways of strengthening the organization's cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Global Times selected opinions of two experts present at the discussion.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 17:43:41

China's role paramount in resolving NK issue

The US-launched trade war against China is not necessarily linked to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. However, alleviation of China-US tensions and an improved situation on the peninsula could benefit both countries. If China and the US reach even a limited agreement during the G20 summit, Beijing can put in more efforts into resolving the row on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 17:38:40

Tokyo should give ground to resolve tensions with Seoul over 'comfort women' issue

It is noticeable that China also has a dispute with Japan regarding the “comfort women” issue. The current Tokyo-Seoul ties may work as a reminder for Japan that if it fails to address historical issues, Beijing-Tokyo ties could also be affected.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/24 18:18:40

Japan needs to end its two-faced China policy

So China is now the last hope for Abe to gain Brownie points in diplomacy, and this explains to a great extent the recent thaw in China-Japan ties. But Japan should understand that the two-faced policy it has been demonstrating will hardly bring about real trust. As the traditional international order is reshaped, it would be wise that Abe steer his country into a true partnership with its neighbor.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/23 21:58:40

Three outcomes from Xi visit to Pyongyang

President Xi Jinping and Chairman Kim Jong-un made history by meeting four times in less than a year, from March 2018 to January 2019. Xi's just-concluded visit to North Korea continues this history-making trend and adds a new chapter to China-North Korea relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/23 20:03:39

Xi's North Korea visit set to cement traditional friendship

China-North Korea relations confined to the nuclear issue will become history. And traditional friendship will still be the cornerstone of ties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 19:18:40

Xi's North Korea visit to deepen shared understanding

Before the upcoming G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Xi's visit to North Korea will allow the two countries to carry out better strategic communication, which is conducive to better coordination among all sides involved in the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/18 22:33:40

US, India differ on Indo-Pacific strategy

If the Americans want a pivot to India, that is American policy. India's policy is that India wants a five-trillion-dollar economy, and a 10-trillion-dollar economy by 2032.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/18 20:08:40