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Can religious identity bring unity to India?

We need to pay attention to whether India can find a stable path between religious nationalism and harmony among religions.

Singapore's concerns on big power competition

Singapore has felt the threat from the great power strategic competition between China and the US on issues like trade and the South China Sea. It is a new situation confronting Singapore and other countries in implementing the “balance of powers strategy.” Balakrishnan said in his speech that the protracted US-China trade talks have created great uncertainty and volatility for markets of Southeast Asian countries and any disruption of global trade will have a disproportionate impact on them. Now, Singapore has attached more importance to constructive cooperation and dialogue between China and the US on the level of global norms and international order.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 20:18:40

Will coalition win benefit China-Aussie ties?

A constructive relationship with China is important to Australia's development and prosperity. We look forward to the new coalition government to demonstrate its political and diplomatic wisdom to work with China to steer the bilateral relationship on the right track.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 21:53:41

China vital to Myanmar's peace, progress

Every development process can impact the environment, but we need to control it. We need to mitigate the negative effects. People would be shocked if we build the dam, and fear it would ruin the whole eco-system. But that idea cannot be said 100 percent correct.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 17:13:40

Improving Japan-N.Korea relations requires concrete steps from Abe

Finally, it is hoped that Abe's attitude change toward North Korea will be put into action, rather than become a short-term speculation in the context of an impasse which is not conducive to improving relations between Japan and North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 18:43:41

Mutual learning vital for Asian cultures

As for the “clash of civilizations” hyped by the US in recent days, it is more about a strategy serving a handful US politicians' unrealistic fantasies rather than a civilization theory and it can by no means represent public opinion.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 18:33:40

Civilization advances when change is embraced rather than ignored

When Asian civilizations undergo transitions that involve self-recognition, societal upgrades and modernization, their influence expands globally and they attain an international standing that matches their population and economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 19:23:42

Washington's promotion of Indo-Pacific strategy may hit obstacles

If the US deliberately contains China through the Indo-Pacific strategy, it will inevitably intensify bilateral strategic competition, harm regional peace and development, and lose support from most countries in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 18:43:40

Sharing improves Asian governance

Asian countries, including China, have rich, solid and valuable civilizations. We should be confident in our cultures and share the experience with other Asian nations on how to govern the country, cooperate with each other and contribute to a more prosperous Asia. This way, we can earn the respect of the West. East and West should respect and learn from each other so as to realize common development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 18:38:42

Will Australian election turn tide for China?

Due to Australia's unstable political environment and the government's ineffective response to socio-economic challenges in recent years, doubts have been cast on the effectiveness of the democratic system. Hence, some conservatives hold that China's political system has posed a certain threat to Australia. It is also a reflection of Australia's lack of confidence in its own system.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 19:03:40

Dialogue of civilizations can iron out cultural creases

It will be tough if the US attempts to lead the West to a civilizational battle with China. The damage caused by the “America First” theory has yet to heal. Describing US competition with China as the clash of civilization may once again create contradictions and panic. Dialogue of civilizations is needed rather than a cold war.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 18:48:39

Japan's Heisei era is not the lost 30 years

In short, in the Heisei era, Japan achieved peace and prosperity for its people, upgraded its industries and expanded its economic might abroad. However, it has not been successful in avoiding natural and man-made disasters or maintaining necessary population growth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/8 18:28:41

US-Japan relations enter new era with old characteristics, but stability is key

Although Abe and Trump reached a consensus in accelerating the next round of talks, negotiations on more specific issues will not come up smelling like roses.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 20:08:40

Ending terrorism India's and Pakistan's goal

The terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka have shown that it is imperative to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation in Asia. We have no other choice. If we don't cooperate, we may all become victims.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 19:58:40

Moon Jae-in's visit to Central Asia holds multiple purposes for Seoul

Moon's visit was also a chance to learn from Kazakhstan's denuclearization efforts. Moon expected that Kazakhstan's denuclearization experience will be of great assistance in promoting peace on the Korean Peninsula. As a member of the former Soviet Union, Kazakhstan hosted a large portion of the Soviet nuclear arsenal and was the world's fourth-largest nuclear power. In 1991, the country decided to give up its nuclear arsenal and instead focus on developing its economy. So far, the economy has maintained steady and rapid development. In the future, the Kazakhstan model is very likely to be discussed in the denuclearization process of the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 20:01:05

New Delhi likely to create strategy for Washington's Iran oil ban

India believes China will not accept the US policy, and that some EU countries will not necessarily accept it as well. Thus, India can get a free ride from these countries. India could reduce Iranian oil imports but would hold its line to maintain the geostrategic relationship with Iran and ensure certain oil imports in rupees. India will strive to maintain its relationship with Iran for political reasons or acquiesce and encourage Indian companies to import Iranian oil through private tankers owned by private companies to evade the US sanctions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 21:48:40

With BRI, China creates new paradigms without shunning legacy

In March, Italy signed a memorandum of understanding on the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), becoming the first G7 country to join the scheme.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/1 10:17:24

Kim-Putin meeting is more than symbolic

On April 25, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin finally met for the first time in Vladivostok, Russia. What happened in this one-day meeting was significant but riddled with an amusing puzzle.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/30 10:15:20

Iran oil import issue to hit India-US ties

In fact, since last year, India has begun to distant itself from the US Indo-Pacific strategy and reverted to its strategic independence and autonomy. India's frosty relations with Russia and China have also improved. Probably, US-India relations will only be normal and sustainable under multilateral framework.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 19:08:41