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Japan aims to expand political clout by creating global military footprint


We can see that Japan signing ACSAs with six countries is not just for defense and military purposes, it's part of an overall plan to influence economics, politics, military and culture, which is a long-term strategic mind-set of the Japanese government.


BJP vote loss may complicate 2019 election race

The election results have signaled that Modi is no longer infallible and laid the way for the Congress to forge a broad alliance with regional parties. But the Congress still has long way to go.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/16 14:28:39

Taiwan's DPP refuses to learn from mistakes

After Taiwan's nine-in-one local elections last month, there have been quite a few analyses explaining why Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) suffered big losses. These include analyzing the crises that hit Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and the DPP besides the the island's geopolitical crisis. These analyses not only reflect the people's dissatisfaction with DPP's rule, but also delve into the reason behind them collectively exercising their rationality.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 22:19:28

Japan's new immigration act lacks sincerity

Although the new Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act will be enacted in about four months, the Abe regime still needs to properly handle issues such as how to build a long-term comfortable working and living environment for foreign workers, how to ensure foreign workers enjoy the same medical welfare as Japanese and how to legally protect foreign workers' rights and interests.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 11:28:39

High tolerance leads to fentanyl abuse in US

No country can be as stringent as China in preventing drug abuse and trafficking.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:13:40

BRI calls for joint efforts by China, Myanmar

China-Myanmar BRI cooperation demands concerted efforts. Myanmese government and people have to work to facilitate trade with more inclusive, rational and open mind-set.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 12:17:43

'China threat' bogey won't work in South Pacific

Hyping up the “China threat” theory is the simplest and the most morally deceptive method to demonize China's assistance and infrastructure building activity in other developing countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 21:31:28

Trump U-turn on Pakistan reflects failure of US Afghanistan policy

A letter from US President Donald Trump to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan sent shock waves around the world. First Trump expressed irritation with Pakistan on Twitter. Then a few days later, he spared no efforts in praising Islamabad's role in regional security. What brought about this U-turn in attitude?
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 9:03:59

Trump U-turn on Pakistan reflects failure of US Afghanistan policy

The Trump administration previously used to highlight India's role in the future reconstruction of Afghanistan and publicly blast Pakistan, trying to force Islamabad to do what Washington asks. But the US has come to realize it must seek help from Pakistan after its negotiations failed with the Taliban.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 22:17:22

Keep faith in Korean Peninsula peace process despite slow progress

The US may have to think about changing the way in which it looks at the problem and deals with North Korea. Otherwise, an expedient move for short-term benefits won't be of much help for the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 11:53:39

Japan, South Korea in spat, but Washington doesn't mediate

Linking historical issues with diplomatic pressure is nothing but a wishful thinking of Japan. Japan needs to be sincere to solve historical issues with its neighbors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 12:08:40

Security cooperation can boost China, India ties

Mutual agreements between China and India far outweigh the differences. The future of China-India relations will mainly depend on a just and shared order and weakening geopolitical competition. People are looking forward to joint actions to build the Asian security community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 18:58:40

Is Mongolia's current political instability systemic or a governance issue?

Mongolia is an important neighbor of China to the north and an essential party to the construction of China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor. Mongolian economy has just shown signs of recovery. Political stability in Mongolia is not only beneficial to the country and its people but also conductive to the promotion of regional stability and sub-regional cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 16:58:40

China-South Korea ties poised to shake off past gloom

I felt the effect of improving relations on one hand, but have some worries on the other. It seems that the public mood in both countries has not been able to come out of the shadow of THAAD deployment. It is important for the two sides to reinvigorate bilateral relations. The two countries have massive common interests in maintaining regional security, stability and prosperity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 16:48:39

CPEC defies skepticism to aid Pakistan's development

As China helps Pakistan with poverty alleviation and wiping out terrorism, it is also creating a condition favorable for the US anti-terror efforts there,” Long told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 20:48:40

Be wary of geopolitical rift kindled in East Asia

If disputes such as the Ukrainian crisis appear in East Asia, it will become easier for Western powers to upset the apple cart. Therefore, political vigilance is needed by all countries in East Asia and the region to prevent mistakes which are difficult to reverse.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 19:08:40

US anti-Pakistan rhetoric no help in Afghan peace

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry, while protesting Trump's statement with a top US diplomat, has already warned that anti-Pakistan rhetoric from Washington could negatively affect the Afghan peace process.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 18:13:40

Challenges linger in China-India border talks

China and India's different understanding of the order between trust and misgivings demonstrates their strategic divergence, which will keep lingering.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 18:48:40

Maldives has to walk China-India tightrope

The BRI has been widely welcomed among developing countries where serious shortage in infrastructure investment has obstructed development. China is happy to see the US, Japan, Australia and India propose an alternative model to the BRI and the US pledge to invest heavily in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance connectivity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 17:53:22