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Balancing diplomacy in best interest of Nepal

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's ongoing visit to China, his first after re-election, has been underscored as important by the two countries. This has caught India's attention. Oli's visit could be historic, promoting comprehensive cooperation between China and Nepal and injecting vitality into the Himalayan nation's economic development.

Amid scandal, Abe needs to withstand public pressure to amend charter

That Abe gets trapped in the scandal gives opportunities to Abe's rivals. If public disappointment hurts the chances of amending the constitution, I believe Abe's rivals will not waste the chance to replace him.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/20 22:53:41

Is Vietnam moving to join the Quad?

China has maintained comprehensive strategic partnerships with both Vietnam and Australia. We don't need to read too much into Phuc's visit and what came out of it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/20 22:23:39

China's role on the peninsula remains vital

The US bilateral alliance system has been proven insufficient to address the North Korea issue. China's role on the peninsula remains vital. The effectiveness of China's leverage on North Korea is not unidimensional but demands timely and sustained cooperation from the US. It is time for China and the US to think big and innovatively look for convergence.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 20:43:40

China, Russia indispensable in NK nuke issue

To the embattled US president, whose strategy is living through the day, any distraction from his domestic woes – be it peace or war – can look like a much-needed respite. Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping have a big issue on their hands and they cannot simply sit back and relax, hoping that Trump and Kim will make up.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 19:43:39

South Asia should not become a battleground for competing interests

The rivalry between China and India in South Asia is not a “zero-sum game.” China's development in South Asia will not impede, but instead facilitate India's friendly relations with other regional countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 21:28:40

Indian media read too much into Macron's visit

The Indian Ocean is not an ocean belonging to India, the US or France, but ought to be a “free and open” sea. If any country wants to do anything vicious, the surrounding countries will protest and China can also deal with it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 21:23:42

Is the Taj Mahal part of Indian culture?

India is known as the “Museum of World Religions,” but these different religions are not merely “exhibits.” They cannot always peacefully stay in the same “room” for visitors to watch.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 21:18:40

Will the thaw on peninsula bring results?

The global community has taken a wait-and-see approach toward the Trump-Kim meet, given past diplomatic failures on the nuclear issue. Some analysts believed that no substantial results would be achieved by the talks. Pyongyang's demand for regime guarantee is unprecedented for the US and will likely touch the bottom line of American hard-liners.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 21:43:40

Optimism mixes with skepticism in run-up to key North Korea-US talks

On the whole, although the Korean Peninsula issue is witnessing a turning point, the future is fragile and volatile. Trump-Kim meet is expected to bring permanent peace to the Korean Peninsula rather than bigger conflicts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 19:58:39

What will a Kim-Trump summit achieve?

Still the prospective summit may prove that President Trump holds a trump card: simply that North Korea has been desperate to establish diplomatic relations with the US. It may prove that this held true when North Korea was acting badly by testing its nukes or even when Pyongyang now acts good by promising to stop tests and suggests a meeting.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 19:53:39

China's critical role in Trump-Kim summit

In sum, China's geographical proximity and its increasing power and established interest on the peninsula determined that it was bound to play an important role in promoting denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in particular and shaping the geopolitical order in Northeast Asia in general.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 20:43:40

Despite strained ties, no chance of 'new Cold War' between China and India

The lack of consideration to appreciate another's behavior is also responsible for the negative perception. Both countries understand each other in their own ways. For example, Chinese people are firm in principles and flexible in concrete operations. However, India is firm in stance and lacks flexibility.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 21:38:40

Manufacturing key to gender equality in India

Although India will choose its own path to develop manufacturing, history suggests that women's entry into the sector is the only approach to elevate their status. India, on the one hand, should provide more jobs to educated women, change their traditional views on employment and encourage them to start their own businesses. On the other hand, India should take steps to develop labor-intensive industries so as to offer more opportunities to women in the lower strata of society.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/7 20:43:39

India using Vietnam to access West Pacific

Containing China in strategy and security is the driving force of India-Vietnam ties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/6 20:03:40

Kim's charm offensive: a specious victory

The US policy of “strategic patience” under the administration of Barack Obama is over.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/5 22:08:39

Australia tries to strike US-China balance

Amid drastic changes in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia has strengthened its diplomatic independence. While being a loyal ally of the US, it doesn't want to give up developing a close trading partnership with China. Unwilling to pick sides between China and the US, Australia seeks to strike a balance between the two, which has also caused contradictions within its diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 22:13:27

What to expect at this year's two sessions

The NPC session could provide the first glimpse into this innovative trade practice. The world awaits China bringing the free trade agenda back on track again.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 21:23:40

China, India should move beyond Doklam crisis

Tensions between China and India have been piling up and serious conflicts must be avoided. Vijay Gokhale's visit shows that the two governments have prepared to manage differences seriously, enhance communication and reduce mistrust, preventing to turn India's own imaginary threats from turning into conflicts. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit to be held in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province this June, will give Chinese and Indian leaders an opportunity to communicate face to face.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 21:13:40