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SCO nurtures Sino-Indian relations

India's inclusion in the SCO is conducive to increasing the strategic trust between China and India.

Europe and Asia – together for a more secure world

Too many players seek confrontation to achieve their short-term goals, instead of building sustainable solutions through mediation. Against this background, those who believe in a multilateral global order have an interest and a duty to join forces. Europe and Asia, together, can be the engine of a more cooperative approach to world politics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/29 19:43:40

Waffling on summit dents US image

US stocks dived as Trump cancelled the meeting, forcing him to calm down the markets. If Trump brings more uncertainty to international issues, he will jeopardize the US' credibility in the global community and lose faith among his people, which will be disastrous.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 21:18:41

India-Vietnam naval exercises a futile attempt to flex muscle

India should actively participate in Asia's economic development and promote peace in the region to be a responsible power when advancing its Act East policy. It shouldn't always take China as an enemy. Rather the two should respect and learn from each other. A relationship of mutual respect is beneficial to long-term stability of both China and India.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/27 21:08:39

China should eye opportunities in South Asia

China needs to continue keeping good neighborly and friendly relations with South Asian countries. And when implementing the BRI it has to consider the complicated geopolitics in South Asia and explore more.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 21:23:40

A way out in Sino-US standoff needed

We will not follow the American logic by raising the bogey of the Thucydides Trap. During the process of doing away with this logic China will go toward becoming a great power in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 19:38:39

India seeks major power status by pivot to NK

India aims at enhancing its major power status by intensifying ties with North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/22 21:18:39

India not just an onlooker in Korean affairs

Although both the US and North Korea have shown gestures of reconciliation, even if the administration of Donald Trump guarantees not to seek a regime change in Pyongyang, North Korea would still be uncertain about policies of the US president's successor. Since India often plays the role of an upholder of justice in international politics, it would become a harsh critic of the US if a future White House occupant adopted hostile policies toward North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/21 20:53:39

Will US trade protectionism affect Washington-Tokyo alliance?

As the third largest economy in the world, Japan is a beneficiary of the multilateral trading system, thanks to which, it could quickly recover after World War II. Japan has the responsibility and obligation to safeguard the stability and development of the international multilateral trading system. From this respective, Tokyo and Beijing jointly saying “no” to trade protectionism is laudable.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/21 20:48:40

Caution needed over thawing China-Japan ties

On the day the Diplomatic Bluebook was issued, Japan updated its Basic Plan on Ocean Policy in five years in which it for the first time explicitly referred to maritime security by calling on the defense ministry and coast guard to develop an integrated information system with improved radar and satellite cover to protect uninhabited islands. You could read between the lines, even though China is not directly singled out in the document. The valuable window of opportunity for improving Sino-Japanese relations must be seized, but China should tread softly.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/20 20:48:40

North Korea's decision to call off talks with South meant to fend off US pressure ahead of summit

North Korea's calling off high-level talks with Seoul shows that its dispute with the US has not come about in the short term, and it would be too optimistic to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue through only one summit. North Korea's decision may bring some pressure on the US during the summit.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 20:33:40

The 'software' gap between China and Japan

The gap between China and Japan can be measured in terms of hard indicators such as GDP, and can also be assessed through attitudes to work, life, and the environment. Although the latter are difficult to measure accurately, they deserve attention.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 17:13:40

After Abe's statement, Taiwan's Tsai should give up her illusions

Japan and Taiwan repeatedly tested the bottom-line of the one-China policy and collaborations between politicians in Japan and Taiwan have become common. Therefore, we have to wait and see whether Abe's statement is an opportunist act or a long-term policy toward Taiwan, and whether Taiwan authorities will wake up to reality and stop being under an illusion.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 15:53:40

Reconfiguring security order in Northeast Asia

The solution must be so transformative that it cannot be set back. In fact, the transformation of the Korean Peninsula should be assumed to be by its very nature an occasion that comes every 500 years when we must completely rethink the threats and opportunities of our age and make a definitive and inspired effort to come up with a new system of things.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 13:13:39

China's role indispensable in resolving North Korea nuclear crisis

China is the power which can really provide support in resolving the issue and it should take the initiative to do so.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 20:43:40

Mahathir won't thwart China ties in long run

The power transition in the Malaysian general election has indeed posed a challenge to China-Malaysia cooperation, and is very likely to cause short-term fluctuations and setbacks. However, in the long run, the Malaysian ruling party rotation will not have an adverse impact on bilateral ties. Instead, it is likely to provide a good opportunity for fixing the problems in China-Malaysia cooperation, and inject new momentum to improve bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 20:43:39

Hope on horizon after Li's Japan visit

Premier Li's visit to Japan and the joint declaration signal that Northeast Asian countries' relations start improving. Only by strictly implementing the joint declaration can the goal of "building a regional platform for peace and cooperation in this region" be achieved.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 21:38:39

'Island of freedom' a risky proposal

It's worth noting that since the Trump administration issued its National Security Strategy in December, the Sino-US relationship has suffered tremendous damage and the past relationship featured by a mix of competition and cooperation now faces more strategic conflicts. Although bilateral high-level trade talks reached some consensus on May 5, the shadow of a trade war has not vanished. Strategists from the two countries must prevent trade frictions extending into diplomacy and security as a full range of strategic conflicts would be unbearable for both sides.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 20:03:41

Maximum pressure tactic unsuitable as North Korea, US heading for summit

While the US and North Korea are expected to hold a summit probably in late May or early June, Washington won't stop provoking Pyongyang.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 19:43:41