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China-ASEAN COC consultation thriving

We have reasons to believe that with joint efforts by China and ASEAN countries, the advancement of COC consultation and deepening maritime and security cooperation under the DOC framework, China and ASEAN will become a community of common destiny and jointly build South China Sea into one of peace, friendship and cooperation in the near future.

Referendum widens social rifts in Turkey

The constitutional referendum held in Turkey on Sunday is widely regarded as "the retrogression of democracy" by Western media. The new constitution will put an end to more than 90 years of parliamentary system in the country and strengthen the power of the president, which will make the government more authoritarian.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 21:08:39

Washington needs to apply both stick and carrot on the Korean Peninsula

China has put forward a dual-track approach to promote the denuclearization process and establish a peace regime, as well as a method called "suspension for suspension," by which it means when the North suspends all its nuclear and missile activities, the US and South Korea should cease their military drill. It is expected that Washington will not merely drop the "stick" but also pick up the "carrot."
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 19:33:39

Asians must stand against Western vulgarity

A Vietnamese-American doctor, David Dao, was brutalized by United Airlines on April 9. He lost two front teeth and suffered from a concussion after being beaten and dragged off the plane like an animal by airport security. But many people fail to recognize the degree to which Western culture, or Western "soft power," played a role in the beating.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 19:48:39

No unilateral solution to N.Korea nuke issue

North Korea launched an unidentified missile from the eastern port of Sinpo, South Hamkyong Province on Sunday morning, but the test ended in failure since the missile blew up almost immediately after the launch. At a time when US Vice-President Mike Pence was heading to South Korea, the launch was to some extent a warning to Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 19:33:39

Gap between Suu Kyi and West expands

The Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy (NLD) took over Myanmar's government from the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in late March 2016. After one year in power, Suu Kyi talked about public disappointment with the NLD government during a TV speech last month. Apart from the Myanmese public, the US and Western public opinion are also critical of the NLD governance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 19:23:39

THAAD’s fate depends on South Korea’s election

It is not too late for China to engage in the THAAD discussion with the new president and his government following the election.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 19:33:40

Shadow of war looms as Washington-Pyongyang tensions escalate

The situation on the Korean Peninsula has been turbulent for the past three months. With US President Donald Trump's Syria strike and US aircraft carrier's redirection to the waters near the peninsula, risks for an open war have reached new heights.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 19:23:39

China remains opposed to South Korea’s THAAD deployment

The China-South Korea relationship has seen some fluctuations due to the latter’s insistence to deploy the US anti-missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. It has also impacted in interactions between the two peoples and enterprises from both countries. There are heated discussions and debates over this issue at both government and public levels in China and South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 20:13:40

Mar-a-Lago meeting gives impetus to further Sino-US cooperation

The Mar-a-Lago meeting between China's President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart, Donald Trump has just concluded. Not every problem in the bilateral relations was solved, but the two leaders have developed several communications mechanisms between their respective countries for the near future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 21:13:39

A war with NK may not favor Washington

An aircraft-carrier strike group led by USS Carl Vinson, previously scheduled for a port call in Australia, changed its course and headed toward the Korean peninsula Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 21:08:39

Nagamine’s return aims to alienate China

According to Kyodo News, after being recalled in January in protest to the placement of a statue symbolizing comfort women in Busan, Japan's ambassador to South Korea, Yasumasa Nagamine, has returned to Seoul last Tuesday. Upon arriving in Seoul, Nagamine said he would urge the Blue House to fulfill the comfort women agreement between the two sides and remove the statue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 21:13:39

Belt & Road must overcome water disputes in Central Asia

Central Asia is strategically important in the development of the Silk Road Economic Belt. The five countries in this area speak highly of and responded actively to the initiative, but their delicate relations may exert negative impact on the initiative. These nations have been mired in age-old rifts and, particularly, around water resources.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 21:18:39

China’s support crucial to NLD governance

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw arrived in China for his state visit last week, his first Beijing trip since assuming office. The two sides are expected to discuss border security and economic cooperation. With economic growth slowing down, Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) has seen decreasing approval rate. In this context, Htin Kyaw's Beijing visit is expected to positively affect Myanmar's politics, economy and diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 20:53:39

How close is war to Korean Peninsula?

As the scale of the US-South Korean joint military exercises continues to expand, North Korea responded strongly with irregular nuclear tests and missile launches. The international community, despite being anxious, has been accustomed to the cyclic tension on the Korean Peninsula. More people tend to believe that the US and South Korea are merely strengthening deterrence against the North and the possibility that a hot war will break out is small.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 21:33:39

Collaborative efforts needed to advance Sino-Myanmar cooperation

At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw kick started his first state visit to China on Thursday. This tour is of great significance to bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 22:23:39

Democracy wrong reason to trap Myitsone

The Myitsone Dam in Myanmar has once again made headlines in Western media outlets, but in a more nuanced context than reports of the past.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 21:28:40

Suspending THAAD is possible as Moon becomes most likely to win presidency

China holds a persistent stance against the deployment of THAAD in South Korea. Since Seoul has little decision-making power on this issue and the legislative procedure to stop the deployment is complex, whether or not South Korea can be deterred from deploying THAAD is unclear. As the orchestrator of this military maneuver, the US will refuse to end it. So, preventing the deployment of THAAD is impossible unless there is a radical change in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/4 20:53:39

New Delhi, Beijing need to mitigate frictions

China and India seem to be at loggerheads on a number of bilateral, regional and international issues now. What are the fundamental differences between the two? As China rises and the Asian dynamics keeps changing, where is the Sino-India relationship headed in the future?
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/4 17:43:39