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Huawei ban will sour Indian business climate


It is possible that Huawei may strive for an appropriate way to participate in India's 5G construction. It is hoped that the Indian government will create a more friendly and positive environment for economic cooperation between the two countries.


Progress on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor tears through rumors

China and Pakistan should work together to curb the false reports on the CPEC through in-depth and multifaceted cooperation and build a good media corridor in between. Writers and intellectuals from both countries should also join hands to explore positive stories on the corridor.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/23 20:33:40

ASEAN challenged by Indo-Pacific strategy

From outside, some frustration has been voiced for ASEAN's inability to provide the driving force. It is in the driving seat, but not going anywhere fast enough. The external players have started to take matters in their own hands, with new ways to look at the region, such as the Indo-Pacific concept.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 11:03:39

Trump's unilateralism driven by US hegemony

The trade war launched by Trump mirrors the triple tensions the US is facing. Today's US is at the crossroads of such a choice. But the way it behaves is still influenced by its hegemonic instinct, leading to the world witnessing many decisions which seem to be irrational.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 19:28:39

After Singapore summit, what does future hold for North Korea?

How the US plays its role in all of this will obviously be crucial. President Trump, whatever his motivations, did the right thing with his circuit-breaking Singapore summit with Kim Jong-un. But it is hard for anyone to be confident that the ultimate outcome, which will necessarily involve protracted multilateral diplomacy, will be one of triumph or disaster.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 17:03:43

Can China-Myanmar Economic Corridor overcome hurdles to progress?

Due to the multiple benefits that the CMEC would bring, China and Myanmar should construct it as early as possible. In spite of various barriers, the CMEC would be implemented step by step and see its completion.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 16:18:39

Why it is hard for Indian government to curb fake news

Just as WhatsApp's response to MEIT said, “We believe that false news, misinformation and the spread of hoaxes are issues best tackled collectively: by government, civil society and technology companies working together,” there's still a long, long battle ahead for India to curb the spread of false information online.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/17 19:53:39

Participation in Belt and Road enables Japan to explore Eurasia market

Japanese politicians should abandon short-sighted geopolitical calculations and suspicions, and take the historic opportunity of the Belt and Road initiative to promote free trade and prosperous development of Eurasia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 15:38:40

Why West is reluctant to invest in Myanmar

The West's reluctance not to walk the talk shows its foreign investment is connected to political priorities. Divergences between the US, Europe and Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis remain.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 15:38:39

Western media misread Sri Lanka's debt issue

Western media holds pessimistic views on the economic prospects of the Hambantota Port. In fact, the port has huge potential, which if fully tapped would bring promising economic returns to Sri Lanka.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 17:03:39

Japan eager to sway UN through more staff

If more Japanese employees work at UN-related agencies or as high-ranking officials, the UN may become biased toward Japan on historical issues and territorial disputes. It will not only harm the UN's fairness and authority, but also affect public memory.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 21:08:40

Chinese spirit raises gifted generation

If you don't understand how hard the Chinese parents have worked to raise kids like Lang Lang and Yao Ming, if you don't know what kind of music the young people love, what kind of sports they play and what kind of books they read … you won't see your own problems.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 18:48:42

Japan warships will roil waters of South China Sea

Japan's decision to send naval ships to the South China Sea is sheerly for its own interest regardless of how China, the biggest country in the region, feels about it. Any practice to follow the US to stress the so-called freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea is without doubt a provocation against China. It will be extremely dangerous to act out such ideas.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 18:03:39

Art of the deal unsuitable for North Korean nuke issue

It's now up to the Trump administration to decide the next steps. The recent changes on the Korean Peninsula suggest that the US can to some degree suppress North Korea by creating undue pressure, but it cannot expect to thereby force Pyongyang to denuclearize in full compliance with US conditions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/9 18:03:40

New Delhi will not sacrifice principles for Indo-Pacific strategy

In recent years, India has appeared to get closer to the US, which has a lot to do with the Washington's attempts to win over New Delhi to balance China's influence. However, in general, India's diplomacy is still underpinned by a tradition of non-alignment. Its foreign strategy is relatively stable and predictable. The attraction of Indo-Pacific concept is far from enough to make India significantly adjust its diplomatic principles. New Delhi has its own independent views on world affairs, which is the biggest difference between Indian and Australian approaches.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/8 20:08:40

Why the elderly don't retire in Japan and South Korea

The inversion of the population pyramid is a dangerous practice. On the one hand, working-age population is reducing, on the other, the number of the elderly is rising. This may lead to many social problems. Boosting fertility rate should hence become a historical mission of any population strategy in these times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/8 18:38:40

Criticism shouldn't disrupt China-Singapore ties

A diplomat as influential as Kausikan should make constructive comments on bilateral relations and regional cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 15:48:39

Can Japan's legislation on work hours reduce death from overwork?

The work-style reform bills, which Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cast as the most important of the current Diet session, were passed by the Upper House on June 29 and by the Lower House on May 31. As the bills go into effect, the Japanese are set to see major changes in their working style.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 18:18:40

Why Western media rush to badmouth BRI

The Belt and Road initiative is in its early stages, but the New York Times is in a hurry to come to conclusions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 18:13:40