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Manila's China policy not dictated by ideology


In the final analysis, the Philippine president has the ultimate say in foreign policy. If endowed with outstanding political capacity, Duterte will be able to bridge domestic political divisions and reverse the direction of foreign policy. However, there is still a long way to go to cultivate pro-China forces within the Philippines.


China, Japan can come closer in business

Sino-Japanese cooperation will have a far-reaching impact on the direction of the future global order and Asia's political and economic structure. This, to a large extent, will depend on China's desire and ability to shape Sino-Japanese relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 19:18:40

Why Mongolia is showing interest in SCO

Whether Mongolia will join the SCO depends on when the country is able to dispel disputes and misunderstandings about the organization. The SCO's future development, relations with the US and links between Mongolia and Central Asia will affect Ulan Batar's decision.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 15:33:39

Peninsula issue requires a package solution

A regional security mechanism based on the Six-Party Talks should be established so that all stakeholders can conduct meetings, exchange ideas, and talk on issues related to regional peace, stability, and development, including the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the withdrawal of US troops in South Korea, unification of the peninsula, and the kidnapping issue that Tokyo is concerned about.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 17:48:39

Abe, Tsai turn Twitter into informal communication platform

The one-China principle has long been entrenched in and is a broad consensus of the international community. How can it be overturned by a few online murmurs? It is hoped that Abe will be restrained and Tsai can realize it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/24 20:18:39

China, India should jointly resist US tariffs

After the US government recently decided to impose a 25-percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, China immediately announced additional 25-percent duties on 659 US goods worth $50 billion.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/24 20:13:39

Kim's China visits cement friendly ties

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid his third visit to China on Tuesday and Wednesday in just three months - something rarely seen in diplomacy. It reflects frequent exchange of high-level visits between the two countries and an enhanced milieu of mutual trust and friendship. Besides, it is becoming more obvious that Beijing and Pyongyang are working together to deal with global affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 16:53:40

Abe eagerly seeks summit with Kim, but hurdles aplenty

Since the start of this year, North Korea has adopted a policy of denuclearization in exchange for security, combined with proactive summit diplomacy. It has successfully held summits with China, South Korea and the US. In this context, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who worries that the issue of abducted Japanese would be ignored, has changed the policy of pressuring Pyongyang to dialogue and sought to organize a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 20:38:40

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.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 20:33:40

US move to suspend military drills with South Korea a calculated move

US President Donald Trump announced on June 12 that he intended to end US military drills with South Korea, calling them “inappropriate” and “provocative.” He also said he wants “at some point” to withdraw US troops currently stationed in South Korea. A public clamor resulted as this was seen to be another of Trump's whimsical decisions. Criticized by US politicians, Trump's shocking declaration left Seoul at a loss and made South Korean troops nervous.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 17:58:39

Trump-Kim summit leaves Japan struggling with outdated strategy

To be specific, Japan was a participant in the Six-Party Talks, and now is just a bystander.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 18:23:40

Singapore summit signals key change in US policy

The better the results delivered, the more confident Trump would be in keeping up the momentum of the direct talks with North Korea. Over time, a new consensus in the US that “Dialogue with North Korea works” will emerge and there would be more leeway in the US' decision-making space toward Pyongyang. An innovation in strategic thinking will follow and in turn stimulate reciprocity from North Korea. A virtuous circle of reciprocity will promote trust and create a favorable environment for permanent peace on the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 18:23:39

Chinese food sends message in Kim-Trump meeting

When Trump and Kim ate Yangzhou fried rice, it reminded me of a traditional Chinese saying: “You are what you eat.” It is a diet therapy developed by the Chinese over thousands of years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 18:48:40

Is New Delhi's foreign policy biding time and hiding capacity?

Who knows whether India's current China policy and the adjustment of the Indo-Pacific strategy are not for “keeping a low profile and making some achievements?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 18:38:40

Singapore summit raises hope for peninsula

China and North Korea have normal state-to-state relations. They share common ground to promote North Korea's reform and opening-up. Beijing's support is vital for Pyongyang to leverage on Washington. North Korea will deal with its relations with China and the US in a reasonable manner in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 20:33:39

SCO nurtures Sino-Indian relations

India's inclusion in the SCO is conducive to increasing the strategic trust between China and India.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 17:03:39

China cannot be left out on peace treaty

China might still need to be vigilant about possible subterfuge of South Korea and the US. The two countries may try to confuse abolishing the 1953 armistice with the so-called declaration.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 17:48:40

SCO to promote India-Pakistan amity

It is high time for South Asia to rise as a region and that is possible only when Islamabad and New Delhi start negotiating peace and join hands. It is desirable that in their first meeting as SCO member states, Pakistan and India will take steps toward amity; otherwise political issues between the two will keep delaying their progress and growth.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 20:13:40

Singapore quiet but assiduous as summit host

It thus came as not much of a surprise when it was announced that Singapore would host US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as they hold the first ever summit between the two nations technically still at war. The world eagerly awaits the peace deal, if any, that would result from such a summit. Meanwhile, Singapore will continue to play its role as a quiet but assiduous host.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 14:08:39