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Why Hong Kong violence concerns Singapore

Why are Singaporean leaders outspoken on Hong Kong affairs?
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/18 19:08:04

Esper's Asia visit meant to appeal to allies

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper's second visit to Asia in just over three months justifies the Pentagon's renewed military focus on the region with Washington's Indo-Pacific Strategy out to contain its only proclaimed rival – China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/17 19:23:40

China-Japan ties shouldn't be subject to US' whims

It will not be wise for China to expect a sudden spurt in ties, but there is a need for making a real difference in its Japan strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/13 22:28:41

Many questions for India after temple verdict

The question right now is, can India open the door to peace and harmony among different religions and lay a more stable social foundation for its development by strengthening the Hindu identity? The trouble with Modi is that it might not be the right key to open the door.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/13 21:53:41

India will lose both ways after rejecting RCEP

India will find itself in a dilemma that would be of its own making. It will lose the opportunity of development along with links to the international community. At the same time, New Delhi will also not be able to reap the benefits of protectionism.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/11 22:18:40

Oz needs to get over anti-China hangover

It is hoped Morrison and his administration would likewise work proactively and constructively toward an improved bilateral relationship, which would benefit Australia, China and the larger region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/11 19:03:39

Sincerity of US charm offensive in Indo-Pacific questioned

It is still unclear if Trump's invitation to ASEAN leaders for a special summit will work. Nonetheless, abandoning the Kurds in the Middle East has undoubtedly tarred US reputation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/8 22:23:40

Better China-ASEAN ties unlikely to be hit by US bid to influence bloc members

The China-ASEAN Strategic Partnership Vision 2030 issued in 2018 lays out a promising blueprint for the future development of ties. In spite of the huge scale, ways to improve the quality and standard of cooperation will be explored.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/6 17:23:40

Rejecting RCEP won't make India a winner

Only when India needs the world and the world needs India, can this South Asian country become a veritable power. I would like to ask a question to those who claim India's victory: Will the manufacturing gap between China and India narrow or widen in terms of technology and scale in the next 10 or 20 years?
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/6 16:53:41

Domestic political concerns drive New Delhi's decision on RCEP

India and the US have been embroiled in trade disputes for months that have led to tit-for-tat tariffs. India also views the RCEP as a “China-led” trade alliance. It is possible that New Delhi uses its decision to quit the RCEP as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations with the US and approach Washington by putting the US above RCEP on trade deal.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/5 19:18:41

Fear of Chinese products keeps India away from regional trade bloc

New Delhi backing out of the RCEP deal will not affect China-India economic relations. The trade volume between the two countries has been rising and the trend will likely continue. Beijing and New Delhi could find new areas for economic and trade cooperation. China and India are neighboring countries. Their long-term development isn't possible without the positive energy that stems from enhanced exchanges and collaboration between them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/5 19:03:40

US apathy for EAS will unite Asian countries

In contrast, Trump's continuing unilateralism and the display of a Cold War mind-set will surely be cast aside by East Asian countries, promoting unity in this region. The US contempt for the East Asia Summit will promote the unity of Asian countries and make them work together for a peaceful, stable and prosperous future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/4 20:13:40

India's border move will trigger new dispute

How will this India's unilateral move affect China-India ties? How will it influence regional stability and security?
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/3 17:53:39

Regional security depends on China-US ties

Crisis can arise any time. Countries in the region need relevant discussions, not only about economic cooperation, but also about how to develop economic integration into security architecture. It is not about establishing a military alliance, but more about regular consultation. For instance, the working group set during the Six-Party Talks on peace and security on the Korean Peninsula can be the basis of such security architecture.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/31 18:38:41

China's growth inseparable from its system

If India intends to learn from China's experience, then it has to reform its agricultural governance system, make it more efficient, with stronger organizational functions and more input, which is precisely the most difficult thing to achieve.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/30 19:28:40

US using threat theory to mislead Japan in policy toward China

In the short term, the US would play a big role in affecting China-Japan ties. However, the future of the China-Japan relationship is determined by the two countries based on their interests. If US meddling or influence undermines Japan's interests, Japanese politicians may keep their distance from the US when they make decisions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/29 17:53:41

China-South Pacific ties maintain 'sense of justice,' friendship

Australia has been the largest donor in the Pacific islands region. It is geographically close to them with wide and deep social connections. Other countries are no match for these advantages. However, Australia should respect the countries' own choices, instead of being arrogant on their decisions and moves. Canberra should accept and be happy about the fact that Pacific island countries will have a wider development path and more opportunities, rather than completely depending on Australia's assistance. Australia should not keep holding the countries as its own backyard.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/27 22:18:40

External support needed to repair Japan-South Korea ties

It is not something that can happen overnight for Japan and South Korea to reach a settlement on historical issues, but it is necessary to be alert to some politicians' manipulation of the small differences between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/27 19:08:40