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India raises own version of Indo-Pacific to maximize interests

India has its own narrative of the Indo-Pacific based on its self-interest and intent. As a country that has sworn by the principle of non-alignment and now stresses strategic autonomy, if India follows the US Indo-Pacific strategy, it will not only jeopardize its pursuit of a major power, but also risk worsening ties with China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 21:55:36

Trump's Central Asian strategy should seek major power cooperation, not conflict

Trump's new Central Asia policy will aim to seek greater US interests amid evolving regional international politics. This will create greater major-power regional competition, but there is still room for China, Russia and the US to maintain Central Asia prosperity and stability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 21:24:57

Bid to ease sanctions seeks relief for N.Korea

China and Russia believe that sanctions do not work. This has already been proved by history and facts, and we need a more effective way to solve the dilemma of denuclearization.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 20:28:21

Meeting shows tensions between S.Korea and Japan going down as attitudes soften

The trilateral leaders' meeting in Chengdu has achieved positive outcomes, but all substantial issues have to be carefully implemented in 2020. Japan and South Korea should show tolerance toward their rifts. This will contribute to improvement in ties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 16:58:04

Trilateral summit signals chances of thaw

This China-Japan-South Korea summit is undoubtedly successful. It provides a framework for the future pattern in East Asia, that is, China-Japan-South Korea trilateral cooperation will be promising and can help ease tensions between Tokyo and Seoul.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 16:53:40

BRI embodies a different modernity norm

With the promotion of the BRI, China brings the project as well as modernity to more developing countries. Although the initiative borrows certain valuable experiences from the West, most of it still comes from Chinese civilization.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 19:56:10

Common interests bond China, South Korea closer

China and South Korea are currently facing common challenges, overcoming which is an opportunity for the two to strengthen strategic cooperation. We hope that Moon's visit helps China and South Korea improve consensus on these issues, jointly maintain peace and stability on the peninsula and open up a new stage for relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/24 20:13:17

Defense ministers' meeting signals hope for tepid China-Japan military ties

China-Japan relations are now moving toward a positive direction in the new era. There has been a good start to bilateral defense exchanges. Both sides should seize the opportunity to explore new ideas on promoting defense cooperation and handling security relations. By doing so, China-Japan ties in the new era will become more consolidated.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/24 17:48:40

Modi's citizenship move one more step toward nationalism

Hindu nationalism tends to be motivated by winning, which needs constant victories and reputation to nurture itself, or it will lose the driving force or even destroy development, unlike nationalism in China, which tends to be triggered by sorrowful sentiment, when the country is being invaded or bullied.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/23 21:15:37

In need of achievements, will Abe gain from the trilateral summit?

Abe has already begun to attach importance to improving relations with neighboring countries and seeking a breakthrough for Japan's diplomatic independence. The trilateral summit might be one of the few bright spots of Abe's diplomacy this year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/23 18:31:23

Critical issues raise hopes from China, Japan, South Korea trilateral meet

As political and security ties among China, Japan and South Korea are complicated, the leaders' meetings have faced hurdles at times. However, the three countries are well aware of the significance of trilateral cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/22 20:08:39

China-Russia initiative aims at easing humanitarian woes in North Korea

While dealing with North Korea we should keep in mind: never put another in a corner when the only way out is over you.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/22 18:10:24

How CPEC hurdles can be overcome

In order to ensure the safety of Chinese workers in Pakistan and the construction of CPEC, the Pakistani government has set up a special security force, but this does not fundamentally change the current security threat faced by the CPEC and the Chinese in Pakistan. Confronting the challenges, both countries need to work together. Otherwise, not only will the construction of CPEC be unsustainable, but also the original achievements will be wiped out.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/19 20:58:40

Will Kim-Trump personal ties help Korean Peninsula flare-up?

As long as Trump and Kim remain on good terms, they may find a way to avoid an unnecessary crisis in the first place and find an ultimate solution to the stalled talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and lifting of UN Security Council's sanctions against North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/16 21:48:41

Talks, not confrontation, the way out of Korean Peninsula nuke issue

Peaceful negotiations are the only way to tackle differences; otherwise, bilateral ties would forever be in a stalemate.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/15 17:13:39

Myanmar's initiative can help end Rohingya row

We hope that with its own efforts and support from the international community, Myanmar can embark on the road to harmony, stability, development and prosperity.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/15 16:33:39

What's behind weaker US-Japan-SK ties

The changes in US-Japan-South Korea ties reflect the two Northeast Asian countries' intentions to maintain their own strategic interests and their preference for flexible diplomacy and pragmatic cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 21:33:41

Besides water, Tibet can give India green lessons

Geographical environment and transition of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is significant to South Asia, East Asia, and even our planet as well as for humanity's survival. Chinese people are aware of what responsibility they shoulder.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 20:58:40