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Virus hits economy, but brings hearts closer in E.Asia

When the outbreak ends, the regional hot-spot issue would lie in its economic recovery and advance, especially the establishment of China-Japan-South Korea free trade zone and economic integration in Northeast Asia. Their closer ties due to mutual aid amid the outbreak will lead them to achieve more in economic collaboration.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 19:08:40

China-Malaysia ties to remain on course amid surprise PM resignation

Regardless of who Malaysian prime minister will be, he will have vision and goals for economic development, which China, especially through its BRI, can offer. It is expected that Malaysia's next state leader will cooperate with China. And the same can be said of other Southeast Asian nations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 12:48:40

COVID-19: A grey rhino we should have seen coming

We can now lay out more pragmatic strategies for the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the process of regional community building. This could include establishing an Asia Health Organization, which would help raise awareness of public health crises and help corral any future grey rhinos.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 20:08:40

Regional conflicts should give way to virus fight

Amid the regional integration in East Asia, economic interdependence among China, Japan, and South Korea continues to grow with rising people-to-people exchanges. The unconventional threat from the COVID-19 requires the three countries to adopt not only a calm response in accordance with their respective national conditions but also join hands to overcome the challenge.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/22 18:40:00

China offers COVID-19 insights at special ASEAN meeting

As the embodiment of a community of shared destiny for humanity, cooperation between China and ASEAN over the COVID-19 has sent a signal to the world that China and ASEAN will take firm step to jointly combat the virus, safeguard people's health and improve regional public health mechanisms.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 19:12:31

Epidemic response may help boost Beijing-Seoul ties

After the THAAD dispute, China and South Korea have been seeking ways to return bilateral ties to what they once were. Both have realized that in the foreseeable future, there is no strategic conflict between the two. The stability of the Korean Peninsula, denuclearization and regional security are South Korea's biggest strategic interests and are also the main pillar of China's Northeast Asia policy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 13:28:40

Japan's virus fight can reference China's crisis management, mobile technology

The Japanese economy has already cooled due to last year's tax increase. The Chinese economy is also vulnerable to changes in the market. If the epidemic is prolonged, the impact on the two economies will be enormous and the supply chain will be damaged. It is time for both countries to realize they share the same destiny.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 18:39:26

Chinese workers' basic needs push production resumption amid virus fight

China's reform and opening-up has created opportunities for individuals and families to build wealth, giving them hope for a moderately prosperous life. This is the basic driving force behind China's economic rise. The impetus for restoring production during the on-going epidemic comes from the basic needs of these ordinary people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 17:28:21

China can reciprocate Japan's help with experiences, information

It is hoped that China and Japan can strengthen cooperation in epidemic prevention, jointly safeguard the two people's lives and health and maintain public health security.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 14:30:18

Can SAARC recapture its influence in South Asia?

The geographical area, historical perspectives, demography and cultural dimensions the SAARC cover a far wider area and are much more relevant to the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 20:39:52

Strong detection capability, tough measures help Singapore weather COVID-19 shock

The length and severity of COVID-19 has caused significant uncertainty and hence its overall impact has badly hurt the Singapore economy. This will become more apparent over the next few months.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 19:46:30

Myanmar's support amid epidemic solidifies its deep China ties

There is a saying in China: After the storm comes the rainbow. It's hoped the epidemic will soon be a thing of the past, and China's economy will continue to be the engine of world economic growth. At that time, China and Myanmar will step up the construction of the China-Myanmar economic corridor and give full play to their cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 18:22:01

Japan's generosity will give improving ties a further boost

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP), the Japanese government and people have openly voiced their support for China and have kindly provided much-needed aid. In response, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson expressed thanks, saying Japan's assistance "is touching and will be remembered forever." Do such interactions between the two neighbors suggest a warming of relations? Is this trend only temporary or can it last over the long term? Two experts shared their insights on these issues with the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 20:28:40

China expects more goodwill from India amid virus outbreak

As a country with a high population density, and economic strength that is only about one-fifth of China's, India's basic public health medical system remains under construction. India lacks sufficient capability to mobilize its entire society to fight against the virus outbreak as China has done.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 18:58:40

Foreign perceptions won't influence China

China's development is not determined by how the outside world sees China, but how China remains firm on its chosen path. In this process, it is of vital importance that China's governance system should advance with the times and have a strong ability to self-correct.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 17:05:31

As with Ebola, China will contain the novel coronavirus

As all eyes remain firmly on China to take the lead in combating the coronavirus, there is growing confidence that it is only a matter of time before this outbreak is brought under control. There is further confidence that with the backing of the international community, China has what it takes to eliminate and eradicate the coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 20:13:40

US criticism toward China reveals a country unwilling to learn

Compared with the US, China has a stronger system that can better mobilize the public and is better at responding in a timely and effective manner. For the US, when facing public health emergencies, it would be smarter if it cooperated with and learned from China rather than trying to isolate and attack China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 17:54:36

Japan's aid shows neighbors help neighbors

China and Japan are neighboring countries separated only by a strip of water and it is the obligation of one to help the other during difficult times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 17:48:41