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Balancing diplomacy in best interest of Nepal

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's ongoing visit to China, his first after re-election, has been underscored as important by the two countries. This has caught India's attention. Oli's visit could be historic, promoting comprehensive cooperation between China and Nepal and injecting vitality into the Himalayan nation's economic development.

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

Japan can still offer lessons for China

While attaching importance to high-tech development, China should learn from Japan in sustainable societal construction.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 19:38:40

US troops in South Korea a tricky issue under Trump administration

Before Trump was elected president, he proposed adjusting US forces in South Korea and in Japan. In his opinion, Japan and South Korea are not paying a fair share to host those US forces. The unpredictable president might promise to Kim Jong-un to reduce US forces in South Korea at the upcoming summit. The US and South Korea must also discuss the costs of maintaining those US forces after 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 20:18:40

Premier Li's Japan visit a sign of warming ties

For some time in the future, the relationship between China and Japan will be one of neither enemies nor friends where cooperation and conflicts coexist.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 20:18:40

Why China is indispensable for peace on peninsula

The theory that China fears being marginalized is not well grounded. As a close neighbor to the peninsula, China has played and will continue to play a vital role. With balanced, skillful and sophisticated diplomacy toward North Korea, China will prove an indispensable player in the process of facilitating a sustained peace on the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 20:43:40

China-Indonesia relations move forward, need care from both sides

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang started an official visit to Indonesia at the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Sunday. This was the first foreign visit by Li since the new Chinese leadership was elected in March.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 20:43:39

Despite Kim's warm words, Japan still outsider on Korean Peninsula issue

Stabilization of the Korean Peninsula and the development of Japan-North Korea relations would promote a stable and prosperous Northeast Asia. However, Japan's attitude toward historical issues may become a new unstable factor.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/6 19:58:39

Meeting creates trans-Himalayan opportunity

Trans-Himalayan cooperation will help address traditional and non-traditional security issues in the region, resist intervention by exterior forces and facilitate societal and economic development of regional countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/6 19:53:39

Hopes for Kim-Trump summit, but big divide

The will of the two Koreas displayed at their summit was a breath of fresh air for the Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia and the entire world. The Kim-Moon meeting was only a warm-up and the key meeting is Kim and Trump. It is hoped that all sides can extend this positive trend and eventually help realize long-term peace on the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/3 21:03:41

Yasukuni Shrine film still relevant 10 years on

This kind of openness is related to the public's view of freedom of speech, formed after the war and strengthened by new generations. The Japanese people are more tolerant of different opinions. Many like to hear different views, but not necessarily agree with them. Such opening up created the conditions for them to listen to their neighbor.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/2 22:18:40

China, India must strive for harmony

China sees the informal meeting as a way to advance the common growth of developing countries, for Asia's rapid rise and the revival of Eastern civilizations. But for India, this meeting will likely end up achieving their tactical goals under the guise of attractive strategic slogans.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 21:28:40

Canada must adopt holistic China policy

The Canadian Senate Tuesday passed a motion sponsored by Senator Thanh Hai Ngo, criticizing China's "aggressive and expansive behavior" in the South China Sea, according to The Globe and Mail.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/30 10:39:55

An incremental approach to addressing long-term Sino-Indian issues

Basking in the spring breeze and sunshine, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping took a stroll in Wuhan's East Lake Park, Central China's Hubei Province, on April 28. Meeting in private with no written notes and no pre-negotiated official statements or agenda other than a pre-determined mutual commitment to improve the Sino-Indian bilateral relationship, this lakeside walk epitomizes the spirit of an "informal" Sunnylands-style summit - intimacy and interactivity. No occasion was more ideal than this to restore communication, identify shared interests and chart a new course for the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/29 15:16:57

Observations we can all glean from Panmunjom Declaration

"Peace, prosperity and unification" are the three main catchwords noted in the short but historic Panmunjeom Declaration signed on April 27, 2018 between North Korea and South Korea — two nations that have been hostile enemies over the past decades, two blood-tied brothers that have diverged yet share so much, but now probably two bonded stakeholders that vow to realize mutual reconciliation and build perpetual peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/28 11:14:06

Informal Xi-Modi meeting heralds new chapter in Sino-Indian relations

The Xi-Modi meeting in 2018 following the 2017 Doklam standoff will without doubt promote mutual trust and reciprocity between the two countries, and will be a cornerstone of a stable long-term relationship between China and India.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 19:08:40

Korean summit offers potential breakthrough

Nonetheless, given all the efforts by the two Koreas, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the inter-Korean summit will be successful. A fruitful Kim-Moon meeting is not only good for the two Koreas, but also good for every country in Northeast Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 19:03:40