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US 'navigational hegemony' operations in S.China Sea will alienate all sides

The foremost thing for the US right now is to restrain its hegemonic mind-set and behavior, and promote regional peace and cooperation, rather than make trouble in the region.

US military ties could be a trap for India

Two events in 2017, the China-India border standoff and the announcement of the largest ever Malabar series of US-India-Japan trilateral naval exercises in the Bay of Bengal, continue to serve as a reminder of the strategic trap that India could find itself in the near and distant future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 20:08:40

Being China's neighbor and US ally, Thailand needs to strike a balance between the two

Furthermore, Thailand lacks research and technical personnel. Labor costs in the Southeast Asian nation are higher than in neighboring countries, which could also affect Chinese investment in Thailand.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/15 20:13:41

Vote result won't hurt Modi's bid to boost ties

China recognizes India's rise and its development potential, and attaches great importance to bilateral relations. The development of China-India relations should be partly attributed to the Modi administration's efforts and India's awareness of China's significance and the fact that Beijing can bring opportunities rather than threats. Therefore, regardless of the election results, China-India relations will keep developing in the future no matter which party is at the helm of affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/15 20:08:40

Strategic retreat the better choice for Iran

In recent years, Iran's strong presence in Yemen and Syria has triggered panic in the Arab world and Israel. If Iran adopts a prudent policy of strategic retreat, war and severe internal turmoil could be avoided. But if it continues to be intransigent, the denouement would be hard to imagine.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 20:18:39

Shady donations mar India's general election

But India has effective political mobilization, and Indians are enthusiastic about elections. In an ordinary Indian's eyes, voting brings hope of changing the status quo. Although general elections may not bring expected gains, all they can do is participate in the game.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 19:58:41

Steps the new Indian govt should take to cement ties with China

Even as India heads into a general election, it is important to keep focus on and not lose track of how the country must shape its foreign policy over the coming five years. Suggestions, inputs, advice on these issues will be valuable to any government which comes to power.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 19:43:41

Can Indian elections bring good governance?

To boost India's economic development and people's welfare, an ambitious target is insufficient. The country needs an efficient government, which is capable of gradually addressing specific issues, such as increasing youth employment and preventing sexual assault on women.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 19:23:40

US aircraft carrier's visit to Vietnam is largely symbolic but may still up the ante

While shelving disputes and managing maritime crises, China should continue to promote regional cooperation initiative such as BRI. This will be a priority for China's neighborhood diplomacy in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 18:48:41

ASEAN refuses to emulate Western model

Concerning the China-US trade war, wars are never healthy anyway. But we are in this age where negotiations work and there is mutual respect. Now America has realized that China is a force to reckon with. It is basic human nature for people to covet success. That is the true definition of democracy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 18:43:43

Why is the US critical of India's ASAT test?

The so-called space war is essentially an ASAT war. Global military powers are sparing no effort to carry out ASAT tests and develop related weapons. Some experts believe there is still a gap between India's ASAT ability and its need for such weapons. They are absolutely correct. China is in a similar situation. Beijing still has a long way to go before being a great space power.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/8 17:28:39

Australia's bid to mend ties may be insincere

China has become Australia's largest trading partner, export destination, source of tourism revenue and foreign students. China is indispensable to Australia's sustained economic prosperity and employment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/7 16:52:24

India's school system flunks quality test

Don't forget Indian children who live in rural and far remote areas. For them, the pressing demand is to have classrooms, books, better teachers, and a fair chance to change their life path by studying hard for exams. Improving educational equity is the first step to solving the problem of quality in Indian primary education.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/3 15:48:40

Changing eras chronicle Japan's journey

Era names break up time and show that people look forward to a better future. “Reiwa” is a new start, but it doesn't mean that the problems left from the Heisei Era will disappear. They are still to be resolved by Japanese people themselves. People have expectations from Japan's new era, and we hope it will be more promising than the Heisei Era.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 17:48:40

Trump can't wait too long for cutting NK deal

Since Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and criticized mending fences with Cuba, Democratic presidential candidates for 2020 may attack him on these issues. Although prediction is the hardest part in international relations, it is still possible that the third Kim-Trump summit will be held in 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 19:18:39

New Zealand's ties with China need a reset

In Ardern's words, “China is an important regional and global actor, with whom we must work on challenges facing the global community and those critical to the security and prosperity of our region.” We welcome her insightful observation, positive and constructive outlook and pragmatic approaches.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 18:43:39

Abe likely to seek another term to complete unfinished agenda

Before Japan's opposition parties criticize Abe for seeking another term, they should think why there isn't anyone capable of taking his place. Is there no successor in the Japanese political arena?
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 18:08:42

On key Tibet anniversary, India needs to see reason on Dalai question

As China-US strategic competition intensifies and the international order is facing a change, some Western forces are trying to make an issue of the 60th anniversary of Tibet's democratic reforms and the Dalai Lama's fleeing China. India should not make mistakes on the issue again. China and India should respect each other's core concerns. The Indian government should make a complete break with the issue of the 14th Dalai Lama.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 20:03:09

How will Brexit reshape China-EU relations?

How Europe will recognize China and find ways to get along with it is part of the process of Europeans trying to contain the wave of retreat brought about by Brexit and re-energizing themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 19:58:40