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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.

US Indo-Pacific strategy has frail foundation

If the US attempts to thwart the BRI through military presence, its efforts will end in vain since such actions have been wrong from the beginning.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/11 21:13:40

With stepped-up plan, US takes aim at China

The Indo-Pacific region is seen as a “priority theater” by both the Pentagon and senior officials of the US Indo-Pacific Command. They are quite blunt about the possibility of a potential armed conflict with China, emphasizing that the US is not afraid of the cost of violent conflicts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/9 19:13:40

Maximizing cooperation with China can maximize US influence: Expert

Carla P. Freeman (Freeman), daughter of former US diplomat Chas Freeman Jr. and a well-known China hand, first set foot on Chinese soil when the reform and opening-up was unfolding.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/7 15:03:25

Nepal not a pawn in US' China strategy

Over 200 years ago, British colonists began to march into Nepal, with China's Tibet their next target. But the era of Western expansion starting from 500 years ago is gone forever. China's policy of creating an amicable and prosperous neighborhood will offer people of Nepal and other South Asian countries more opportunities to improve their living standards.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/5 18:28:41

Difficult for Washington to rope in New Delhi into Indo-Pacific Strategy

While the US wants to use India to keep China in check, it is wary of New Delhi's ambition in the Indian Ocean. The Indo-Pacific Command ranges from the US' West Coast all the way to the west coast of India. India will not give in to the US move of stepping into its sphere of influence.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 19:23:41

US-India trade war is more myth than reality

As Trump will be distracted or restrained during next year's US presidential race, this piecemeal simmering of US-India tension will not likely experience any tremors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 19:03:40

Can Tokyo be a good mediator in Washington-Tehran tensions?

It is a challenge for Japan to balance its political and economic interests as it needs to be politically consistent with the US while satisfying its energy demand.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 14:38:39

Doubtful whether Japan can bring about rapprochement between US and Iran

Abe's visit to Iran would be welcomed, but it would be unnecessary to place too much hope on Japan to participate in dispute settlements between Washington and Tehran.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 18:03:40

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