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A regional solution needed for South China Sea


Given that the Trump administration has been paying increasing attention to the North Korean nuclear crisis and also economic and trade issues in the Asia-Pacific region, Washington’s current attention on the South China Sea is somewhat limited.


US-South Korea alliance to remain despite FTA rift

Since Trump took office, his major objective when forming trade policy has been to reduce his country’s trade deficit and reverse the trade imbalance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 19:43:40

West failing to manipulate China over North Korean nuclear issue

We are living in a world where the country that has invaded other countries on practically every continent on the planet makes accusations about who begs for war.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 19:43:39

China’s involvement in Afghanistan of long-term significance

Despite the importance of China’s military involvement on the Afghanistan issue, China is unlikely to send troops to the country in a short term, and may choose to have limited participation in the long run in accordance with its national security interests.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 20:18:39

Pyongyang's nuke test highlights Asia security risks

As the Soviet Union disintegrated and eastern European countries turned to the US and the EU, the Cold War came to an end and Asia’s security system began to collapse.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 19:58:39

As Yingluck flees, political uncertainty lingers

The Prayuth government has been perplexed by a number of problems as well.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 20:13:39

In the absence of welfare, religious sects continue to fill the void in India

But today some Indian gurus have descended into egotistical figures working out of personal interest at the sacrifice of social order and ethics.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 20:08:39

Japan, Britain huddle together for warmth

This means that Britain may be involved in the “freedom of navigation operations” in the South China Sea, which plays right into Abe’s hands in his attempts to counter China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 19:03:39

On its 50th anniversary, ASEAN needs to recalibrate its centrality

ASEAN needs sufficiently strong impetus for further integration.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 18:43:40

Trump's Afghan strategy: old wine, new bottles

The goal of US-Afghan counter-insurgency efforts is to retake lost areas and inflict enough damage on the Taliban to persuade them to seek a diplomatic outcome.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/3 19:43:39

China prevails in Doklam standoff, but India attempts to distort public opinion

China’s concerns that playing tough with India could have jeopardized the BRICS Summit, may instead have bolstered New Delhi’s arrogance and paved the way for it to create a scene for China at the summit.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/3 17:43:39

Chinese Influence in TIMOR-Leste? Who is too worried about it?

China is a major global economic and financial player; it holds trillions of dollars of US sovereign debt. China is investing all over the world, including in Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/1 19:55:10

Political will key to keeping Thailand-China railway project on track

Some dissenting opinions focus merely on problems regarding the project, rather than on the medium- and long-term developmental needs of the country.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 19:28:39

Following US, Abe cranks up pressure on NK

Tuesday’s missile launch by Pyongyang triggered Japan’s defense alarm systems, rousing many people from their sleep.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 19:23:40

Time for India to push past anger and strengthen BRICS cooperation

India’s attitude toward China has changed a lot. India has become aggressive and bellicose.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/30 19:08:39

Hinduism tied to India’s geopolitical standing

I believe the answer may lie in the facets of the country’s other major religion: Hinduism.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/30 18:03:39

US, N.Korea must stop playing with fire

Considering the current highly strained situation, this regular exercise is as dangerous as dancing on the edge of a cliff, as the slightest mistake will only serve to escalate tensions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/29 19:38:40

Accusations that China is behind Cambodia repression fueled by Sinophobia

If China is being blamed for a lack of accountability due to its policy of non-interference, how can it at the same time be accused as the force behind recent actions against the press and NGOs?
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/29 19:33:39

Japanese PM seeks to encourage Indian aggressiveness for own ends

A stronger and more prominent China has put greater pressure on Japan and India.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/28 20:03:39