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India should match conciliatory words about Doklam face-off with concrete actions

It is hoped that India could show self-esteem and withdraw its troops by abiding by international rules. The earlier it does that, the less risky the border situation will become.

China-ASEAN ties anchor for regional security

Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). When it comes to the most important role that ASEAN has played in the past five decades, the answers vary.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/8 19:53:39

Hambantota port shows Sri Lanka’s drive for independent diplomacy

Sri Lanka signed a 99-year agreement to lease its deep-sea port of Hambantota to China Merchant Port Holdings (CMPort) in late July.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/7 19:53:39

Can Japan’s new Foreign Minister improve ties with China?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his new Cabinet on August 3, with six people joining for the first time and two female cabinet members.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/7 19:48:39

THAAD deployment continues to haunt China-South Korea relations

Without a doubt, Moon's abrupt reversal of his THAAD policy will ameliorate South Korea's relations with Washington, but will not benefit Sino-South Korean relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 19:48:39

Tillerson may not bring ASEAN, US closer

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on a visit to the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia from August 5 to 9. Tillerson's maiden trip to Southeast Asia comes after his first meeting with 10 ASEAN foreign ministers on May 4 in Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 19:28:39

Ouster of Nawaz Sharif adds variables to economic corridor plan

A five-member larger bench of Pakistan's Supreme Court unanimously disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption charges on July 28.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 20:08:39

US may have to accept a nuclear N.Korea

With North Korea developing its nuclear and missile capabilities, the US seems to have come to a crossroads - either admitting North Korea's nuclear status or launching military strikes on North Korea which may cause countless deaths of civilians.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 19:58:39

Afghan conflict transforms from ‘war on terror’ to minerals exploitation mission

In 2001 no Afghan had an idea what exactly the US was looking for in their country. The ultimate goal was concealed under the banner of the "war against terrorism." As the dust of ambiguity is settling down, Afghans are realizing that the objectives of Washington are not what was stated in 2001.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 19:48:39

US using N.Korea issue to isolate China

North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile last week aggravated tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Using sanctions passed by the UN Security Council, the US has been pressing China's neighboring countries to cut their economic ties with North Korea, stepping up its strategic control of China's neighborhood.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 19:38:39

Chances for US-NK dialogue become slimmer

The Trump administration is pressing ahead with a new resolution by the UN Security Council to impose tougher sanctions against North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 18:18:40

How close can the relationship between Australia and India become?

There are also conflicts of interest between Australia and India as New Delhi focuses on shaping a regional strategic balance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 15:13:39

Western media favors Delhi due to bias

The Western-advocated principles of democracy and human rights are not what they are supposed to be when it comes to India.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 18:58:39

Indian elites stand to gain from advocating ‘China threat’ theory

Taking China as a threat and adopting hostile measures against China, if overdone, may turn China into a real threat, and Indian elites should be careful how far they go.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 18:53:39

‘China responsibility theory’ on NK has to stop

North Korea reportedly launched a new missile on Friday night. South Korea claimed that the missile traveled about 1,000 kilometers and reached an altitude of about 3,700 kilometers. The Pentagon believes it was an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 20:08:39

Economic corridor project with Beijing assured despite Pakistan leadership change

The supreme court of Pakistan disqualified prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday, and he ceased to be the prime minister of the country.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 20:08:39

Doklam face-off a power play by New Delhi in the disguise of border dispute

Since the Doklam face-off started over a month ago, India has given different versions of the reasons why its troops crossed the border to stop a PLA road construction team.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/27 19:58:40

Australia woos India to counterbalance China

Bishop's India visit amid ongoing Sino-Indian tensions is a representative for India's growing significance in Australia's strategic calculus. In fact, the Turnbull administration has made no secret of its intentions to deepen security cooperation with its Indian counterpart.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/27 19:53:40

Common ground for Canberra and Beijing

"In the end, the things that bind nations together more tightly than trade or even iron ore and coal are, of course, common values." The words of former Australian prime minister John Howard are classic in their evaluation of China-Australia relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/26 19:48:39