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A slim hope emerges for NK nuclear crisis

As the third opportunity is drawing near, all stakeholders are expected to engage in cooperation. North Korea should also respond in a positive manner. It is time that all sides show their sincerity and determination to eliminate the security threat in Northeast Asia.

Murakami’s depiction of Nanjing Massacre fights against Japan’s rightists’ uproar

In his new novel titled Killing Commendatore, Haruki Murakami mentioned the Nanjing Massacre, in which around 400,000 Chinese were killed in December 1937 during the Japanese aggression.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/7 20:58:39

Maritime interests bind Australia, Indonesia closer

Indonesian President Joko Widodo made his maiden state visit to Australia in late February. During the two-day trip, Widodo and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull released a joint statement in which they agreed to fully restore military ties, which were suspended on January 4 following an incident involving offensive education materials found at an Australian army facility.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/7 15:28:39

Security dilemma further chokes peninsula

The annual US-South Korea joint military exercises, code-named Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, are now taking place around the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 19:48:39

New Delhi’s objection to CPEC in Kashmir not to its own benefit

Beijing has reiterated its stance on the India-Pakistan disputes over Kashmir many times.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 11:58:39

Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership built on empty rhetoric

The Vietnam-Japan ties have grown closer since the new leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). Three weeks after taking office, Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang stated that Japan is one of the country's most important cooperative partners.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 21:53:39

Vicious cycle on Korean Peninsula must end

The US and South Korea kicked off an unprecedented high-intensity joint military exercise on Wednesday, which has made the international community nervous.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 20:58:39

Kindergarten becomes Abe’s right-wing propaganda tool

This time, however, Akie became the “spokeswoman” for Abe and helped him manage things he cannot be seen doing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 12:28:39

Sanctions not enough to rebuff South Korea over THAAD

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is an important part of the US' military deployment in Asia, which involves an attempt to prevent and contain the rise of China. Only when we recognize the nature of the THAAD deployment can we work out the most effective way to cope with it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 1:13:39

China-Singapore ties back on track after a chilling spell

It is normal when two sovereign states adopt different stances and policies for their divergences and disputes over the same issue, given their differing national interests and ideas.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/1 13:38:39

A slim chance of Pyongyang-Washington engagement is missed

The news that China will ban all coal imports from North Korea from February 19 till the end of this year has created waves. To some extent, this is a response to North Korea's most recent missile test.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 22:18:39

Chinese investors face steep learning curve amid Myanmar’s development

A string of labor strikes has hit factories run by investors from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, South Korea and even locals over the past years. Disputes between owners and workers, especially in the garment sector, have almost become a routine across the country, particularly in Yangon.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 21:38:39

China and India need to work on addressing trust deficit

Amid varying analysis of the upgraded China-India strategic dialogue held last week in Beijing, there are substantive achievements on bilateral issues as well as hope that the fences between the two neighboring countries will be mended sooner than later.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 22:03:39

Can Beijing and New Delhi’s interests converge?

On Wednesday, China and India held a new round of strategic dialogue in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 11:13:39

Washington’s engagement key to solving North Korean nuclear crisis

The death of Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on February 13 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia happened at a very sensitive time.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 1:03:39

Can Beijing shape new Northeast Asia order?

Northeast Asian politics is encountering turbulences. The new US president is yet to put his policy toward the region in place. China and Japan are still grappling with historical and territorial disputes. The relationship between China and South Korea is chilled over the deployment of Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system. The North Korean nuclear issue is mired in a deadlock. The once manageable geopolitical situation seems quite vulnerable in the face of external influences.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 20:08:39

Lotte sanctions require careful evaluation

Lotte Group, one of South Korea's largest holding companies, has announced that it would trade the land that forms part of its golf course with the government to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), a US anti-missile system.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 21:03:39

Six-Party Talks a guarantee of regional peace

The Chinese commerce ministry and General Administration of Customs announced Saturday that China would suspend coal import from North Korea on Sunday until the end of this year to implement the UN Security Council Resolution 2321.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 20:23:39

Japan’s military research investment heats up tensions in Northeast Asia

The SCJ has just put forward an interim report after a discussion which lasted half a year and the final report will be released in April, which, however, is expected to be nominal only as not to wield any practical restraint on research staff. But it is hoped that Japanese scientists will not have the same regret as Albert Einstein who repented of having indirectly claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in an instant by working out the famous equation E=mc² which laid the theoretical foundation for nuclear power development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 11:38:39