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Lee Hsien Loong visits US, maintains delicate balancing act with China

To maximize its interests in its relations with both Beijing and Washington is obviously Singapore's best approach.

Rohingya crisis creating potentially serious rifts in ASEAN

On September 24, Philippine Foreign Secretary and current chairman of ASEAN Alan Peter Cayetano issued a statement on the humanitarian situation in Rakhine State of Myanmar at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/7 10:28:49

Born of chaos, India lumbers amid turmoil

India, a country frequently covered in the Chinese media, seems to be in constant chaos.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/10/4 10:01:02

25 years on, CICA remains relevant for regional peace

The Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) has come an incredibly long way since President Nursultan Nazarbayev stood before his fellow world leaders at the 47th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on October 5, 1992 and told them of his proposal. In the 25 years since then, it is fair to say that the initiative has brought about tangible fruits and promising prospects.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/10/5 18:12:43

45 years on, Sino-Japanese ties eye a bright future

This year marks the 45th anniversary of normalization of Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations. 45 years ago, then Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka began his visit to China and then the two countries signed the Japan-China Joint Communiqué on September 29.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/9/30 9:38:42

Abe manufactures crisis to defeat unprepared opponents in snap election

The Party of Hope, however, is highly probable to replace the DPP as the largest party out of power. If so, Abe will have enough time to realize his long-held goal of a constitutional amendment and Koike will become a competent leadership candidate in post-Abe era after four years in the House of Representatives. Therefore, this election will shape the future trajectory of Japan’s politics as well as reshuffle political forces.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 22:08:39

India-US defense cooperation: much cry and little wool

With obstacles ahead, India-US defense cooperation will be no different from the past: much cry and little wool.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 21:48:39

History offers hints for Beijing, New Delhi to handle bilateral ties

China and India need to appropriately handle their domestic and foreign affairs and work to exercise restraint right now. They should understand that coordination and competition will coexist for a long time. That is to say, no plan is at hand to fix problems facing the two states once and for all.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 20:28:39

China, India should compete for openness

China-India competition is therefore not really about which side can cultivate the most global CEOs, but which country can create the most open economic system to attract the most global talent.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 20:23:39

New Delhi’s economic policies need a dose of Chinese advice

A time when all major drivers of the Indian economy seem to lose steam is also a good time for Indian decision-makers to review their reform recipe. After all, for a giant economy like India, only the right ingredients for reform are not enough, it also needs a right recipe to cook all the ingredients together, a recipe that carefully combines and balances macro- and micro-level policy orientations, long- and short-term objectives, and performance and electoral considerations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 22:18:39

Afghan National Guards plan a prudent one

American experts will conduct a thorough assessment of the plan and the National Guards will be required to collaborate with the Afghan National Army and American troops in order to improve security within the country and facilitate reconciliation. In this sense, the National Guards hold enormous significance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 22:03:39

Sino-US relations put to test as tension escalates on Korean Peninsula

Lawmakers in the US should not create trouble for Trump or queer the pitch for better Sino-US relations. Neither should the “Taiwan card” be played, lest American interests are put to the test. Interaction between China and the US to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue will significantly impact the bilateral relationship over the next five decades. Hence, everyone needs to be prudent.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 22:48:39

Russian ties can prop up China stance on North Korea

Military relations are the core of the relationship between the two countries. In recent years, under the framework of comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination, Beijing and Moscow have made progress in improving military ties, arms trade and technological cooperation. This Sino-Russian joint military exercise will strengthen bilateral trust and strategic cooperation to deal with the complex situation in the region. This will significantly contribute to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 22:33:02

Australian fleet must be wary of meddling in South China Sea affairs

Australia has always claimed it does not have a stance on construction in the South China Sea and it should remain neutral instead of ganging up with other countries. After all, Australia lies outside the South and East China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 21:58:39

China, Russia to reshape regional security structure

Many think that making North Korea give up nuclear weapons is mission impossible. Under such circumstances, China-Russia strategic collaboration is even more important. The second stage of China-Russia military exercises has proved that the two countries are both able and willing to safeguard regional security.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 21:51:41

Western critics miss big picture in Myanmar religious conflicts

As a friendly neighbor of Myanmar, China hopes all parties calm down and start talks to deal with the Rakhine issue. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently said China supports efforts by the Myanmar government to guard its national security and opposes recent attacks in Rakhine, hoping the “fire of war” can soon be extinguished. China is willing to continue promoting peace talks in its own way, and hopes the international community can play a constructive role in resolving the crisis and promoting dialogue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 20:58:39

Nuke deployment in South Korea worsens situation

Although the barrier to installing US nuclear weapons in South Korea remains huge, Washington agreed to remove limits on the payload of South Korea’s ballistic missiles to give comfort to its ally. As the Trump administration shows a withering stance toward the US alliance system, how the US handles its security relations with Japan and South Korea merits close scrutiny.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 20:53:39

THAAD deployment reveals true intention of South Korean president

China can work with Russia to remove the THAAD system through political, economic and military means. The THAAD issue should be included in resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council on the Korean Peninsula. Its resolutions involving the removal of the THAAD system from South Korea should be implemented comprehensively with no alternative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 22:38:39

China-Russia bridge will heal old wounds

Standing at the construction site and seeing the piers rise one by one, it is not hard to comprehend the precious achievements derived from 30 years of effort. Now, finally, we can imagine the scene of the next 30 years when the two regions are closely connected.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 22:28:39