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Five challenges for China and ASEAN as region faces rebalance of power

This year marks the 50th anniversary of ASEAN. ASEAN, with a total area of 4.46 million square kilometers and a population of nearly 600 million, has come a long way in political, economic and regional cooperation, becoming the main cooperation mechanism in Southeast Asia.

Can smartphones speed secularism in India?

No one can predict how long the rivalry between secularism and religion in India will last. But it is certain that such rivalry is the key factor to what kind of reforms and opening-up India will adopt.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 20:33:39

Australian media sets misleading agenda on China

As the issue of China’s covert influence in Australia “ferments,” it is time for the two nations to cooperate, rather than talk past each other. For those who strongly believe that the Big Brother of the CPC is watching them, it is important to bear this question in mind: to what extent does Australia really matter in China’s domestic and foreign policy architecture?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 17:43:40

Moon engages in delay tactics as policy of ambiguity on THAAD fails

Moon is scheduled to visit the US later this month. By then, THAAD-related issues will inevitably be on the agenda. Many people wonder if Moon will finally speak up with the voice of South Korea in the face of Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 19:03:39

Beijing’s goodwill shown in India joining SCO

The international community now regards India as a major power. The country should be more mature in its diplomacy, avoid setting barriers for people-to-people and academic exchanges citing technical and procedural problems, and protect overall cooperation from conflicts with individual countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 19:03:39

THAAD’s deployment delay may overshadow US-South Korea alliance

The twists and turns in THAAD’s deployment are rooted in South Korea’s political upheavals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 18:23:39

Abe's B&R decision hinges on Washington

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a forum on Asia's future in Tokyo on Monday that his government is ready to cooperate with China's Belt and Road (B&R) initiative under certain conditions, the Kyodo news agency reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/9 16:23:20

SCO offers better chance for India-Pakistan detente

In the Western dominated world order, the Eurasian states have always tried to create a regional organization to maintain a balance of power and their wish has finally achieved fruition in the form of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 21:18:39

New members bring challenges for Eurasian bloc

India and Pakistan's admission to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will be formalized at the group's summit on June 8-9 in Kazakhstan. The SCO will have eight member states thereafter.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 20:48:39

Sino-Kazakh ties see deeper cooperation and substantial results

Chinese President Xi Jinping embarks on a four-day journey to Kazakhstan Wednesday. At the invitation of his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev, Xi is scheduled to pay a state visit to the country and attend the 17th Meeting of Heads of State Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/7 20:38:39

Sino-Indian ties from a spiritual perspective

I went through the security check along with a stream of visitors and entered the Agra Fort through a grand and shadowy entrance gateway. The gentle April morning twilight shone on the red walls, emanating a dazzling orange color.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/7 20:33:39

Sino-South Korean relationship needs to overcome misunderstanding

Public diplomacy plays an important role in bilateral relations. Nowadays tensions are simmering on the Korean Peninsula due to the North Korean nuclear issue and controversy between China and South Korea over the deployment of THAAD.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/5 23:28:39

Practical measures to avoid conflict at sea

The Asia-Pacific region today is the main engine of the world economy and peace and development are still the major trends in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/4 23:13:39

Root causes of North Korean nuclear issue must be addressed

When talking about nuclear dangers in the Asia-Pacific region, I have to mention that China faces a daunting nuclear environment as four out of its 14 land neighbors are nuclear armed. I also have to mention that the risks lie not only in the DPRK's nuclear program, but also in the deployment of other strategic offensive and defensive capabilities, which may damage the strategic stability between and among major nuclear weapon states.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/4 20:58:39

Interdependence lays the basis for a regional security mechanism

At present, the Asia-Pacific situation is generally stable and positive. Promoting peace, pursuing stability and seeking development are the strategic goals and common aspirations of most countries in the region. At the same time, regional security issues are becoming more complex and diverse. Multiple, transnational, and interconnected security issues tend to break out abruptly.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/4 20:33:39

Belt and Road remains open to India despite absence at recent forum

The two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in mid-May held in Beijing attracted more than 130 countries. Even the US and Japan sent high-level delegations to participate in China's biggest diplomatic event of the year. India was the only country among those along the Belt and Road that skipped the meeting on this signature project.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/1 19:43:39

Abe fails to bridge divergences within G7

The 2017 G7 summit was probably the most difficult in its 40-odd-year history. Though only a year has passed since the last summit, there have been drastic changes in leadership in the US, the UK, France and Italy. In particular, American President Donald Trump holds starkly different opinions regarding trade deficits, global climate and NATO military spending from those of other European state leaders.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/1 19:33:39

Myanmar reconciliation still has a long way to go

The second 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference ended in Nay Pyi Taw Monday with some breakthroughs. China expended enormous efforts to prompt seven armed ethnic groups in northern Myanmar to attend this session, however, it will take more time and negotiations to ultimately reach a nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/31 23:13:39

Second Panglong conference sees significant breakthroughs

On May 29, the high-profile 2nd meeting of the Union Peace Conference - 21st Century Panglong drew to a successful close, having made breakthroughs in advancing Myanmar's peace and national reconciliation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/31 22:43:40