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Can religious identity bring unity to India?

We need to pay attention to whether India can find a stable path between religious nationalism and harmony among religions.

With increased confidence, China and Japan can lead on world stage

Of course, many sensitive issues between the two have not been resolved. The possibility of downtick in ties remains. But as long as the two can factor in global and regional governance, strengthen strategic communication, manage differences, and build political and social consensus, stability and development of relations is a given.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/26 17:38:41

China needs to focus on social welfare

In recent years, the Chinese government has been committed to improving the social security system, employment training system, and urban and rural living environment. The poverty alleviation program across the country has turned out to be fruitful, which demonstrates China's institutional efficiency.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/26 17:33:40

SCO can gain by improving mechanisms, increasing cooperation with ASEAN

Experts gave their suggestions on how to facilitate cooperation in trade, economy, investment and finance within the bloc and ways of strengthening the organization's cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Global Times selected opinions of two experts present at the discussion.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 17:43:41

China's role paramount in resolving NK issue

The US-launched trade war against China is not necessarily linked to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. However, alleviation of China-US tensions and an improved situation on the peninsula could benefit both countries. If China and the US reach even a limited agreement during the G20 summit, Beijing can put in more efforts into resolving the row on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 17:38:40

Tokyo should give ground to resolve tensions with Seoul over 'comfort women' issue

It is noticeable that China also has a dispute with Japan regarding the “comfort women” issue. The current Tokyo-Seoul ties may work as a reminder for Japan that if it fails to address historical issues, Beijing-Tokyo ties could also be affected.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/24 18:18:40

Japan needs to end its two-faced China policy

So China is now the last hope for Abe to gain Brownie points in diplomacy, and this explains to a great extent the recent thaw in China-Japan ties. But Japan should understand that the two-faced policy it has been demonstrating will hardly bring about real trust. As the traditional international order is reshaped, it would be wise that Abe steer his country into a true partnership with its neighbor.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/23 21:58:40

Three outcomes from Xi visit to Pyongyang

President Xi Jinping and Chairman Kim Jong-un made history by meeting four times in less than a year, from March 2018 to January 2019. Xi's just-concluded visit to North Korea continues this history-making trend and adds a new chapter to China-North Korea relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/23 20:03:39

Xi's North Korea visit set to cement traditional friendship

China-North Korea relations confined to the nuclear issue will become history. And traditional friendship will still be the cornerstone of ties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 19:18:40

Xi's North Korea visit to deepen shared understanding

Before the upcoming G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Xi's visit to North Korea will allow the two countries to carry out better strategic communication, which is conducive to better coordination among all sides involved in the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/18 22:33:40

US, India differ on Indo-Pacific strategy

If the Americans want a pivot to India, that is American policy. India's policy is that India wants a five-trillion-dollar economy, and a 10-trillion-dollar economy by 2032.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/18 20:08:40

West deliberately ignores SCO's contribution to peace, development

It is true that there are conflicts between two new member states, India and Pakistan. However, the organization can help the two neighbors bridge differences and contribute to regional security and cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/17 18:38:39

Wrong to claim China, Russia compete for SCO dominance

China has made great efforts to develop the SCO, all for the sake of regional security and stability. SCO success will stabilize the region, boost economic cooperation, and is also beneficial to China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/17 18:28:39

US defense cooperation proposal with India defies win-win results

For India, the US is not its only partner in defense cooperation. New Delhi remains Russia's top weapons client.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/16 18:03:40

Uncertainty in Thailand won't stand in the way of cooperation with China

The two countries should strengthen coordination while maintaining dialogue, and highlight the pragmatic and mutually beneficial feature of joint projects, so as to lessen the impact on bilateral cooperation caused by looming uncertainty of Thailand's internal affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 20:43:40

SCO can help bring prosperity to nix rise of extremist forces in region

As long as the economy develops, investment increases, and the entire region flourishes, the SCO can put in less effort into regional security and stability, because the people will naturally be immune to extremist forces.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 18:18:41

Tokayev likely to continue pluralistic diplomacy

The key task of the administration is to tackle development bottlenecks amid sluggish global growth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 18:13:41

US and the hierarchy of civilizations

If you invite Chinese people who have lived in the US for a long time to talk about their impression of Americans, they will dish out the same answer – Americans are proud.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/12 22:33:40

Head-of-state diplomacy deepens trust between China and Central Asian countries

China has deepened political trust with Central Asian nations including Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/12 19:33:41