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Japan aims to expand political clout by creating global military footprint


We can see that Japan signing ACSAs with six countries is not just for defense and military purposes, it's part of an overall plan to influence economics, politics, military and culture, which is a long-term strategic mind-set of the Japanese government.


More countries set to close ranks against Washington's unilateralism

Both India and Japan display new cooperative gestures and a desire to seek rapprochement with China, so as to hedge against uncertainty in the relationship with the US.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/1 15:58:39

End of Japan ODA heralds new partnership

The end of ODA means both countries are no longer in a donor-recipient relationship, but working toward a new partnership of mutual benefit, which will contribute to global prosperity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/30 18:43:41

China-Japan economic ties should lead to political trust

The next step for China and Japan to improve bilateral ties is to convert their economic cooperation into political trust and achieve more convergence on issues of common interest.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/29 19:38:40

Cumulative efforts may bring hidden changes on Korean Peninsula

All the above summits, visits, and the possible upcoming visit by Kim to Russia may bring some minor but crucial changes to the regional situation and structure.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/29 19:33:42

China, ASEAN security ties leap forward

The deepening cooperation could be attributed to a change in the attitude of ASEAN over regional security collaboration.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/28 21:03:41

Nguyen Phu Trong's dual role will help Vietnam development, boost China ties

Nguyen Phu Trong's appointment as president, which is deemed an echo of CPV consensus and popular appeal, has received nationwide support.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/28 20:58:42

Abe could make China visit a pivotal one

Now is the key time for Abe and other Japanese leaders to consider another step from demonstrating limited kindness and weigh the possibility of strategically pivoting.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/25 20:33:40

Scholars decode future of China-US relations

The 2018 North Pavilion Dialogue sponsored by Peking University's School of International Studies and Institute of International and Strategic Studies was held on October 21. What is the future of geostrategic competition in Eurasia? How will China-US relations develop in the future?
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/24 18:23:40

Japan acute at diplomatic recalibration

Today, the Trump administration's unilateralism has hit Japan hard. Tokyo seems to have noticed a positive path for change in its foreign policy after sensing the crisis. Improving China-Japan relations is a crucial signal.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/23 17:18:39

US moves worsening South China Sea row

The US now views China's law enforcement activities, development of islands, deployment of defense facilities and promotion of “Code of Conduct” negotiations in the area as challenging Washington's control over the Asia-Pacific.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/22 19:43:39

Will Vietnam toe US line on South China Sea?

Hanoi actually has multiple contradictions with Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/21 20:48:39

Cooperation among China, Japan and Mekong countries in the interest of region

In engaging with Mekong countries, China should focus on efforts in different directions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/21 20:23:40

US' N.Korea policy needs to be realigned

The international community is still united in opposing North Korea's nuclear weapons program and is working together toward the denuclearization of the country. If the US believes in its strength, it should give a chance to Pyongyang to do so.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/18 19:28:40

Tokyo strategy 2018 not meant to counter China's Belt and Road initiative

Abe didn't deny that Japan and China share broad prospects of economic cooperation, and that's the reason why he has been positive about the BRI in recent years and eagerly wants to visit China. But to achieve his goal of revising the Constitution, Abe still needs an external political cause. The Tokyo Strategy 2018 is not Japan's plot to counter the BRI, but Abe's political policies have not completely changed as well. Abe's visit to China later this month may send new signals for improving relations with Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/18 19:23:40

BYD's foray into Mexico just the beginning

BYD's electric autos can upgrade Mexico's car production capability. It focuses on technological advancement while meeting environmental protection guidelines. Such cooperation in electric vehicle manufacturing is beneficial to both China and Mexico. BYD's technologies not only meet stringent US standards, but even surpass its American counterparts. It will be easier for the company to gain more opportunities in Mexico and other developing countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/17 19:43:40

Shelving disputes to promote political trust between China and Japan

Japan should, with the larger picture in mind, gradually improve relations with China and persuade the Trump administration to sit by the negotiation table. This will be good for China, the US, Japan and other East Asian nations to garner more trade and investment opportunities.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/17 19:38:40

Abe faces tight rope walk in repairing China ties

China and Japan are the two most important nations in East Asia and good bilateral relations are significant for regional peace and prosperity. This golden chance of improving Sino-Japanese relations should not be missed. At the same time, it is also important to keep a low profile and proceed cautiously instead of hyping up the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 21:28:40

SCO meeting charts course for development

The meeting best explains the Shanghai Spirit, and will further promote the practical cooperation by the SCO.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 20:53:39