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Reasons aplenty for positivity in Singapore ties

The protocol on upgrading China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement which entered force on October 16 is a key milestone in relations that have been through vicissitudes. Economic cooperation has been a bedrock of relations with the Southeast Asian city state. As early as 2015, the two countries had reached a deal to upgrade the free trade agreement when Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Singapore. In November 2018, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the free trade agreement. Frequent interactions between leaders have seen benefits to the upgrade of the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/23 23:51:30

What affects everlasting peace in East Asia?

Obviously, what lacks in East Asia is a new system of cooperation, or at least something like the economic or trade cooperation mechanism of the European Community in the bloc's early years. This is the real dilemma East Asia is in.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/23 20:13:41

Japan's emperor has trust on his side

Naruhito, who has studied abroad, once said that Japan should remember its wartime history correctly. This infuses people with more confidence in the country's imperial diplomacy during the Reiwa era.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/21 19:48:40

India, China can together unlock potential

China is committed to building a community of shared future for mankind, of which win-win thinking is an integral part. As opportunities beckon, the two countries can continue to enhance cooperation on a series of important issues related to development and global governance, so as to learn from each other and jointly create a more resilient China-India community with a shared future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/20 20:33:40

Cozy ties among regional countries crucial for determining the future of South Asia

President Xi's visits to India and Nepal have sent a positive signal to the world: China is willing to advance cooperation with all South Asian countries. China has regarded India a friendly neighbor. Only if India can act, as Modi has said, to actively promote relationship with China, will bilateral ties develop and help promote prosperity and stability in South Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 20:48:42

China, India march in step to economic future

The grapevine has it that the Modi-Xi informal summit in Mamallapuram, India, saw them agree to build a “manufacturing partnership” and insinuations point at the two leaders already ironing out an agreement that with some more fine tuning with ASEAN, could accommodate New Delhi's reservations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 20:38:41

Arab world sitting on powder keg due to rifts

Turkey, Iran and Israel, which were once playing supportive roles in the region, start to have greater ambitions, turning the vast Arab world into a geopolitical battlefield. Israel's regional policies are getting tougher. Iran is proactively expanding its own influence.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 20:58:40

China, South Korea cross paths in industry

Under such circumstances, the development of China-South Korea economic and trade relations will rely on how to expand and enhance cooperation, rather than how to curb or control competition.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 20:28:40

China, Mongolia share development goals after 70 years of diplomatic relations

China's proposal to build a community with a shared future for mankind will guarantee comprehensive cooperation between China and Mongolia. In the future, the two countries should broaden consensus, continue to establish and strengthen partnerships in terms of development initiatives, and further push good neighborly relations to new heights.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 20:38:40

Desperate Japan turns to China

Up until now, Japan has not done much to corroborate its words. If the kindness is shown only to assure President Xi's visit to Japan in the coming year, which would serve as a major diplomatic event before Abe steps down, Japan will finally find itself in a situation that doesn't have a way out.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 20:28:40

China-Pakistan ties weather global storm

The willingness to strengthen a relationship that has stood the test of time starts right at the top. This visit was a true manifestation of that.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/13 21:43:40

Xi's India and Nepal visits bring trilateral ties in focus

There is much room to further elevate the China-Nepal relations, but India is wary of this as New Delhi regards South Asia as its own sphere of influence
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/13 20:03:40

With Xi's visit, the spring of China-Nepal ties has arrived

The spring of China-Nepal cooperation has arrived. People on both sides of the Himalayas are expected to hold hands and move toward a common future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/10 22:28:41

Wuhan to Chennai: Xi, Modi set key milestone

After months of intense preparations, with the stage set for the second informal summit and with a desire to build a partnership free of the constraints of doubt, hesitation, contestation and claims, Chennai promises to be another important milestone in bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/10 19:53:40

China and India can surmount geographical barriers to come together

As splendid ancient civilizations and big developing countries, China and India can do a lot on the world stage. Although China-India ties have been through twists and turns, as co-proposers of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, the Asian neighbors clearly have enough wisdom to overcome difficulties and push forward a closer development partnership.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 21:18:40

K-pop strikes the right chord in East Asia

The Chinese version of the song says, “the whole world is jealous of me for holding your hand.” I would like to present these lyrics to all people who devote themselves to promoting cooperation in East Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 19:48:40

China-India bid can forge united Asia

While learning from the cultural achievements of the West, the two sides should enhance mutual understanding through people-to-people and cultural contacts and dialogues among civilizations, and promote exchanges and dialogues on development and governance models.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/8 23:13:40

No need to overreact as Quad ups gear

In summary, although the upgrade of Quad might make Beijing uneasy, it is not surprising, because this is partly a result of the deepened US-China strategic competition. Most Chinese observers believe that there is no need to overreact, and the key to handling the Quad is to be more active in dealing with India, Japan and Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/29 19:43:39