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Trump U-turn on Pakistan reflects failure of US Afghanistan policy

The Trump administration previously used to highlight India's role in the future reconstruction of Afghanistan and publicly blast Pakistan, trying to force Islamabad to do what Washington asks. But the US has come to realize it must seek help from Pakistan after its negotiations failed with the Taliban.

Balancing diplomacy in best interest of Nepal

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's ongoing visit to China, his first after re-election, has been underscored as important by the two countries. This has caught India's attention. Oli's visit could be historic, promoting comprehensive cooperation between China and Nepal and injecting vitality into the Himalayan nation's economic development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 20:33:40

US move to suspend military drills with South Korea a calculated move

US President Donald Trump announced on June 12 that he intended to end US military drills with South Korea, calling them “inappropriate” and “provocative.” He also said he wants “at some point” to withdraw US troops currently stationed in South Korea. A public clamor resulted as this was seen to be another of Trump's whimsical decisions. Criticized by US politicians, Trump's shocking declaration left Seoul at a loss and made South Korean troops nervous.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 17:58:39

Trump-Kim summit leaves Japan struggling with outdated strategy

To be specific, Japan was a participant in the Six-Party Talks, and now is just a bystander.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 18:23:40

Singapore summit signals key change in US policy

The better the results delivered, the more confident Trump would be in keeping up the momentum of the direct talks with North Korea. Over time, a new consensus in the US that “Dialogue with North Korea works” will emerge and there would be more leeway in the US' decision-making space toward Pyongyang. An innovation in strategic thinking will follow and in turn stimulate reciprocity from North Korea. A virtuous circle of reciprocity will promote trust and create a favorable environment for permanent peace on the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 18:23:39

Chinese food sends message in Kim-Trump meeting

When Trump and Kim ate Yangzhou fried rice, it reminded me of a traditional Chinese saying: “You are what you eat.” It is a diet therapy developed by the Chinese over thousands of years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 18:48:40

Is New Delhi's foreign policy biding time and hiding capacity?

Who knows whether India's current China policy and the adjustment of the Indo-Pacific strategy are not for “keeping a low profile and making some achievements?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 18:38:40

Singapore summit raises hope for peninsula

China and North Korea have normal state-to-state relations. They share common ground to promote North Korea's reform and opening-up. Beijing's support is vital for Pyongyang to leverage on Washington. North Korea will deal with its relations with China and the US in a reasonable manner in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 20:33:39

SCO nurtures Sino-Indian relations

India's inclusion in the SCO is conducive to increasing the strategic trust between China and India.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 17:03:39

China cannot be left out on peace treaty

China might still need to be vigilant about possible subterfuge of South Korea and the US. The two countries may try to confuse abolishing the 1953 armistice with the so-called declaration.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 17:48:40

SCO to promote India-Pakistan amity

It is high time for South Asia to rise as a region and that is possible only when Islamabad and New Delhi start negotiating peace and join hands. It is desirable that in their first meeting as SCO member states, Pakistan and India will take steps toward amity; otherwise political issues between the two will keep delaying their progress and growth.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 20:13:40

Singapore quiet but assiduous as summit host

It thus came as not much of a surprise when it was announced that Singapore would host US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as they hold the first ever summit between the two nations technically still at war. The world eagerly awaits the peace deal, if any, that would result from such a summit. Meanwhile, Singapore will continue to play its role as a quiet but assiduous host.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 14:08:39

B&R will help develop Himalayan region

When the Himalayas are no longer a thick and strong wall, what will once the most underdeveloped region look like?
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 19:58:40

Japan strives for relevance on North Korean nuclear issue

It's foreseeable that Abe will reiterate Japan's importance in this strategy when meeting Trump and convey his willingness to pay the price.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 19:58:40

Sino-US trade dispute: Japan understands how China feels

The trade talks brought both threats and opportunities to Japan. Some were blocked, others utilized and the rest were allowed to pass. China is expected to develop more through this opportunity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:23:39

Uncertainty lingers in US' Indo-Pacific move

In general, the Indo-Pacific strategy is not exactly a strategy. Although it has become more than a concept, it is no more than a vision that lacks operating details. More importantly, the strategy is not completely under the control of the US, for it will be influenced by the international situation. Compared with Barack Obama's rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific strategy, there is more uncertainty in the Indo-Pacific strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:18:39

China should be alert amid US provocations

Where is Washington's China strategy heading? Will New Delhi side with the US in US Indo-Pacific strategy? Global Times reporter Liu Jianxi talked with two Chinese experts at the Shangri-La Dialogue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 20:48:39

Japan pulls away from US amid Russia pivot

The improvement of Japan-Russia relations can come about gradually. It remains to be seen whether the deadlock can be resolved within the tenures of Abe and Putin.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 19:48:39

Is Australia's friendly gesture toward China just a subterfuge?

Whether China and Australia can maintain long-term and healthy bilateral relations depends on Canberra's sincerity, lest disputes break out now and then. Worse still, seeking temporary rapprochement to cope with domestic political and economic crises will only undermine the stability of bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 20:08:39