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India not just an onlooker in Korean affairs


Although both the US and North Korea have shown gestures of reconciliation, even if the administration of Donald Trump guarantees not to seek a regime change in Pyongyang, North Korea would still be uncertain about policies of the US president's successor. Since India often plays the role of an upholder of justice in international politics, it would become a harsh critic of the US if a future White House occupant adopted hostile policies toward North Korea.


Optimism mixes with skepticism in run-up to key North Korea-US talks

On the whole, although the Korean Peninsula issue is witnessing a turning point, the future is fragile and volatile. Trump-Kim meet is expected to bring permanent peace to the Korean Peninsula rather than bigger conflicts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 19:58:39

What will a Kim-Trump summit achieve?

Still the prospective summit may prove that President Trump holds a trump card: simply that North Korea has been desperate to establish diplomatic relations with the US. It may prove that this held true when North Korea was acting badly by testing its nukes or even when Pyongyang now acts good by promising to stop tests and suggests a meeting.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 19:53:39

China's critical role in Trump-Kim summit

In sum, China's geographical proximity and its increasing power and established interest on the peninsula determined that it was bound to play an important role in promoting denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in particular and shaping the geopolitical order in Northeast Asia in general.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 20:43:40

Despite strained ties, no chance of 'new Cold War' between China and India

The lack of consideration to appreciate another's behavior is also responsible for the negative perception. Both countries understand each other in their own ways. For example, Chinese people are firm in principles and flexible in concrete operations. However, India is firm in stance and lacks flexibility.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 21:38:40

Manufacturing key to gender equality in India

Although India will choose its own path to develop manufacturing, history suggests that women's entry into the sector is the only approach to elevate their status. India, on the one hand, should provide more jobs to educated women, change their traditional views on employment and encourage them to start their own businesses. On the other hand, India should take steps to develop labor-intensive industries so as to offer more opportunities to women in the lower strata of society.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/7 20:43:39

India using Vietnam to access West Pacific

Containing China in strategy and security is the driving force of India-Vietnam ties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/6 20:03:40

Kim's charm offensive: a specious victory

The US policy of “strategic patience” under the administration of Barack Obama is over.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/5 22:08:39

Australia tries to strike US-China balance

Amid drastic changes in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia has strengthened its diplomatic independence. While being a loyal ally of the US, it doesn't want to give up developing a close trading partnership with China. Unwilling to pick sides between China and the US, Australia seeks to strike a balance between the two, which has also caused contradictions within its diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 22:13:27

What to expect at this year's two sessions

The NPC session could provide the first glimpse into this innovative trade practice. The world awaits China bringing the free trade agenda back on track again.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 21:23:40

China, India should move beyond Doklam crisis

Tensions between China and India have been piling up and serious conflicts must be avoided. Vijay Gokhale's visit shows that the two governments have prepared to manage differences seriously, enhance communication and reduce mistrust, preventing to turn India's own imaginary threats from turning into conflicts. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit to be held in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province this June, will give Chinese and Indian leaders an opportunity to communicate face to face.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 21:13:40

After winter Olympics thaw, US should tread softly on Korea crisis

Denuclearization remains the final goal but to achieve it, more steps are needed. Apart from the US and North Korea, other countries also need to help promote the talks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 22:58:40

Singapore offers clues to China's political system

The CPC as the ruling party has been looking for a way to achieve the efficient use of capital and at the same time control its negative impact on the Party and the society.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 22:58:39

Uncle Sam ups pressure, waves sticks again at North Korea

North Korea already responded by claiming the new sanctions were an act of war. As Trump stepped up his warning that “if the sanctions don't work, we'll have to go phase two” and “Phase two may be very, very unfortunate for the world,” we worry that the US and North Korea may fall back to their head-on confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/27 21:08:39

New political party signals fresh start for Nepal's tumultuous politics

As complicated party relations have led to a lack of consensus and hurdles have been put up by external forces, the Oli administration faces serious challenges to draw up new domestic and foreign policies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 19:43:39

New US sanctions hurt Korean peace bid

Given Washington's aggressive maneuver, Seoul has to take a back seat in this geopolitical game. All its efforts at peace on the Korean Peninsula will probably come to a naught.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 19:33:39

Will Turnbull's visit realign US-Australia ties?

Australia should be wise enough to help mitigate friction between the two countries rather than following the footsteps of the US and making the environment in the region more competitive.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/25 19:53:39

China's rise helped by historical conditions

Anyone who wants to understand the rise of China needs to understand the grand unification theory that has been transformed into the collective sense of stability.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 20:28:39

Hawkish US ambassador to Australia likely to roil ties with China

Australia should do some reflection on whether it wants to be a long-term obedient little companion of the US or pursue a more independent foreign policy of its own.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 20:18:39