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China’s challenging neighborhood diplomacy


Political changes in China's neighbors will be a big test for China's diplomacy. In response, China needs to make choices and seek opportunities out of chaos for making breakthroughs and reshaping the situation. This entails great diplomatic wisdom and a coherent strategy.


Modi, Trump don’t see eye to eye on bilateral ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the US early this week to meet President Donald Trump, business elites and representatives of Indian Americans. Modi's official trip to the US has received massive media coverage in India, focusing on Trump hosting a "working dinner" for Modi at the White House for the first time. In this regard, the Indian government has scored a win. However, US-Indian ties haven't made remarkable progress.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 19:08:39

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor takes form amid serious security concern

Many Chinese have serious concerns about the security environment and prospects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) after the recent kidnapping and alleged murder of their compatriots there.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:43:44

Can Moon close gap in US-S.Korea alliance?

The rift in the alliance may be patched up, but visionary South Korean politicians must have realized that the more consistent their policies are with American policies, the further they are from the path of independence.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:43:39

Infiltration of Islamic State into Southeast Asia brings lingering danger

The shadow of IS will linger in Southeast Asia for a long time, and gradually become more established and dangerous.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 19:08:40

Modi seeks partnership not alliance with US

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the White House and meet US President Donald Trump on Monday. Trump spoke to Modi over the phone four days after he took office and said that the US considers India "a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world." This will be Modi's fifth visit to the US since he assumed power in 2014 and hence his visits to the US are far more frequent than former Indian prime ministers, indicating the importance of the US to India, and Modi's emphasis on US-Indian relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 19:03:40

Win-win result in Cambodia’s commune vote

On June 4, Cambodia held its commune elections, a crucial test for the country’s political strongman, incumbent Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has warned of “civil war” if his party loses.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 21:40:38

Belt and Road helps Nepal diversify relations and expand trade ties

These deals will be the gateway for Nepal to diversify trade and diplomatic relations beyond neighboring countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 19:03:39

Nutrition carries political message in India

After all, the challenge India faces is not that there are not enough eggs and meat for pregnant women and children, but whether eating them is politically correct.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/21 17:48:39

Can Singapore carry on Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy?

Lee’s alleged attempts to pass his political ambitions on to his son are highly likely to fail in Singapore.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 11:23:39

South China Sea issue drags Sino-Australian ties into rough waters

Australians lay so much emphasis on the South China Sea issue because they are uncertain about China’s strategic intentions, especially over the past two years when China’s comprehensive power has been escalating so fast, and its military presence in the region has been increasing so much.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 11:08:39

Nepal’s new leader expected to delicately balance Chinese and Indian influence

China, Nepal and India should strengthen cooperation, abandon zero-sum thinking, and seek win-win situations. It is believed that the Deuba administration has the ability to deal with China and India, and work toward the well-being of the Nepalese people. It is expected that Nepal, under the leadership of Deuba, will realize a democratic transition to lay a good foundation for long-term and stable development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/19 21:28:39

Abe seeks diplomatic points via trilateral summit

Since the Abe administration has been showing a positive attitude toward the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Belt and Road initiative since May, it should take actions as early as possible to show sincerity to improve ties with China. Otherwise, does it make any sense to hurriedly invite Chinese leaders to a meeting in Tokyo?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/19 21:13:39

Vietnam’s ambition may disturb regional cooperation, stir confrontation

Regarding its relations with China, Hanoi promotes favorable party-to-party links with Beijing while delicately managing state-to-state ties that stress maritime interests.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/18 21:13:39

Singapore shouldn’t be bound by geopolitics

The fact that both hold different principles in safeguarding their national interests cannot constitute a fundamental strategic disagreement. The positive stance from the two foreign ministers on the Belt and Road initiative and Sino-Singaporean ties gives a new shine to bilateral relations. Openness, inclusiveness and cooperation may work effectively for the Singaporean government to transcend geopolitical restrictions. The joint efforts to build the initiative should become the biggest highlight in the China-Singapore relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/18 20:58:39

Beijing and Canberra: a rising power explores the limits of influence

The contrast with American influence is striking and informative. The closeness of the alliance with the US is explained in part by history and in part by formal links that bind the policymaking elites of the two countries together. China cannot begin to match that institutionalized influence or goodwill. Little surprise, perhaps, that other channels have been explored by a rising power that is still trying to make sense of the sometimes inscrutable ways of the West.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 21:38:39

Can India quell rivalry mentality over China?

New Delhi views Beijing’s growing cooperation with other South Asian nations as containment of itself and will try its best to disrupt.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 21:33:39

Oz media reports amount to a new Red Scare, and harm people building bridges

Do we need others to tell us who we should fear, who we are, and what needs to be offensive?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 20:33:39

Can smartphones speed secularism in India?

No one can predict how long the rivalry between secularism and religion in India will last. But it is certain that such rivalry is the key factor to what kind of reforms and opening-up India will adopt.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 20:33:39