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India is playing with fire on Kashmir

In essence, the Kashmir conflict is a dispute left over by the British colonialists and should be peacefully resolved according to the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral accords. And both India and Pakistan should heed the international community's call to prevent an armed conflict.

Tariffs in glare as India-US ties wobble

While conflicts may significantly set back the relations when the need to cultivate trust and to achieve some confidence-building outcomes is urgent, with a broader strategic convergence in hope, they may also create new leverages and focus political capital to eventually hammer out some agreements.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/1 19:13:39

US obsession with containment driving China and Russia closer

US dual containment of Russia and China is producing a predictable result: the China-Russian strategic cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/31 22:13:40

China leaves its mark in Philippines

The two China-financed bridges are not very outstanding among the tens of thousands of bridges in the Philippines, but they will certainly leave an impression on the country's modern history of bridge construction. This is just where Chinese footprints start.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/31 22:08:42

Joint aircraft patrol boosts Russia-China strategic cooperation

Russia-China relations have reached an unprecedented level. In terms of security they can be described as a strategic partnership but without a similar obligation to the NATO Article V, which states that an attack on one member of NATO is an attack on all. Both countries want to preserve a free hand in their security decision-making. On the whole, Russia and China aim at playing a stabilizing role in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/30 21:06:31

Joint drills by 2 air forces mark historic occasion for global stability

China and Russia are providing positive energy in maintaining global peace and strategic stability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/30 20:58:40

Can the US mediate successfully in Japan-South Korea trade dispute?

South Korea has pinned hope on US mediation, but it's unclear whether Japan will show due respect for the US. If the US fails this time, it will lose trust from its allies. Its own prestige will be largely weakened. Washington's strategic implementation in Northeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region is likely to be greatly compromised.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/29 21:32:46

China-Russia ties safeguard global security

China and Russia should consider expanding the scale of their joint military exercises while voicing their opinions on global issues.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/29 21:28:40

For Abe, victory comes with a caveat

The Abe administration may be able to persuade members of the National Diet to support constitutional amendments through political promises and exchange of interests, etc. But it is obviously difficult to make the Japanese people to accept it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/28 20:23:39

How far can US-Pakistan relations go?

Khan's trip to Washington will take ties forward, but it remains to be seen how far relations can advance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 21:08:40

Indonesia on track with China's standards

It is inevitable that Chinese technologies and standards will rise to promote the development of the West. If Western countries shut the door on Chinese technologies and standards just because of difference in ideologies, they are staring at isolation and backwardness.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 20:13:40

Geopolitics should not muddle South Pacific

The China-Australia relationship, which is built upon mutual trust and prosperity on the back of trade and people-to-people contacts, has been strong. Their cooperation with a third party could also build upon the trust and provide a platform for communication between Beijing and Canberra. When it comes to military affairs, the only countries militarizing the region are Australia and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/23 20:33:41

Why US-Philippines ties are on upswing

Although the consolidation of US-Philippines alliance has not resulted in an immediate upheaval in China-Philippines relations, it could trigger negative factors in the South China Sea issue and provide possibilities for the US to implement the Indo-Pacific Strategy and boost military presence in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/22 18:33:40

Prayut's fragile coalition faces challenges

Thailand is now beset with troubles from within and without. The worsening international economic and trade environment, and thorny livelihood issues, and the ruling coalition's internal and external conflicts, have all laid out a rocky path for Prayut's cabinet.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 19:58:40

By learning from China, Vietnam has taken fewer detours

In sum, after years of efforts, the Vietnamese economy has entered a new phase. However, the aftermath could be more daunting. Vietnam's economy has some structural problems which could aggravate if the country enters a new era. It remains to be seen whether Hanoi would be able to overcome them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 16:53:41

Stability of Gulf countries comes from within

Forces dominating the Middle East are changing. While US pressure has worsened regional tensions, it has also steeled the Gulf countries and other traditional powers, and offered them more opportunities to change the situation in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 21:18:40

Australian unease over China's outreach in South Pacific betrays envy

China does not oppose Australia's leading role and believes an innovative equilibrium of regional and international relations can be of practical significance. The BRI can serve as a channel to strengthen this region's connectivity and partnership, including that of Australia, with China's growing economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 19:55:44

Why US is an onlooker in S.Korea-Japan row

Undulations in Japan-South Korea relations after the Cold War are not new. But this time the US seems to have no interest in playing peacenik between its two important allies in Northeast Asia. Some believe this can lead to long-term antagonism between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 18:40:50

Ploy against Xinjiang won't hit Kazakhstan ties

China and Kazakhstan have long had close economic and trade ties. Cooperation between the two countries has achieved bumper harvest since China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013. June saw the first power transition in Kazakhstan since the country's independence. Will China-Kazakhstan relations maintain the development momentum after new president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev takes over? Will China-Kazakhstan relations confront new challenges amid the China-US trade war?
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 20:18:40