OP-ED >> Asian Review
 

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.


China sanctions hint of what’s to come

The sanctions now being imposed on various Chinese entities are just one instrument in Trump’s toolbox.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/28 19:48:39

Japan unlikely to lend India a sympathetic ear

Currently, the US and Japan are dealing with some serious internal and external crises.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 20:58:39

Trump’s strategy on Afghanistan to do more harm than good

The most important factor which the Trump administration has ignored is Afghans’ code of life – respect for respect and an eye for eye.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 20:53:39

Political solution key to breaking Afghan conundrum

Trump chose the globally accepted principle of "the Afghan people governing Afghanistan." Trump said, "It is up to the people of Afghanistan to take ownership of their future, to govern their society and to achieve an everlasting peace. We are a partner and a friend, but we will not dictate to the Afghan people how to live or how to govern their own complex society. We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists."
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 21:08:39

Playing Indian separation card a poor choice

Therefore, dividing India may not be an appropriate strategic option. This may only consolidate the foundation of national awareness that India is built on - religious nationalism.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 19:28:39

India should match conciliatory words about Doklam face-off with concrete actions

It is hoped that India could show self-esteem and withdraw its troops by abiding by international rules. The earlier it does that, the less risky the border situation will become.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/22 20:08:39

Stay cool-headed to break the NK nuke deadlock

While insisting on necessary sanctions on Pyongyang, all concerned parties in Northeast Asia should try to negotiate with North Korea, and transform the crisis into an opportunity to peacefully address the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/22 20:03:39

A pattern of reshuffling in Japanese politics

The Japanese public's support rate for the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has plummeted. According to opinion polls conducted by some newspapers and TV stations, the rate at one point dipped below 30 percent.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 19:53:39

Will Kathmandu swing to Beijing and stay away from New Delhi?

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang visited Nepal recently, marking one of the most important China-Nepal high-level interactions in recent years. As the trip came several days after Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to Kathmandu, many Indian people regarded Wang's visit as a clear example of China and India's competition for Nepal, believing Nepal is getting closer to China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 20:03:40

Modi is not India’s Deng Xiaoping

In contrast with the brilliant achievements of Deng's reform and diplomacy, Modi's willful diplomacy is costing India strategic opportunities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 19:53:39

India haunted by innocent victim mentality

The 1970 book India's China War is considered an authoritative analysis of the 1962 Sino-Indian War. Author Neville Maxwell (Maxwell) points out in the book that India provoked China into the border war. Why do the border disputes between China and India remain unsettled? How should we interpret the impact of the 1962 border war on Indians? How can we cool the simmering standoff in the Doklam region?
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 15:13:39

NHK airing of WWII documentary laudable

A documentary entitled The Truth of Harbin Unit 731 aired by the Japanese public broadcaster NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai) on August 13 has exposed the fact that many Japanese medical elites publicly supported and participated in human trials of chemical and biological weapons on prisoners of war during World War II.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 19:33:39

New Delhi may disrupt BRICS Summit to blackmail Beijing

Even without Indian participation, BRICS will turn into a new platform for Belt and Road cooperation and South-South cooperation, and take in more members. BRICS will not decline as the West expects, but instead fare better.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 20:13:39

Doklam face-off a turning point in Sino-Indian relationship

Given the above, India's provocation this time is not a simple border dispute, but a turning point of the Sino-Indian relationship. No matter how the standoff ends, Beijing and New Delhi will enter into a stage of long-term strategic confrontation and the confrontation will be mainly reflected in political and military matters.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 20:08:39

THAAD heralds enduring shift in Beijing-Seoul ties over long run

Yet, the real problem for South Korea is that the deployment of THAAD will bring enduring changes to China-South Korea relations in the long run.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 20:28:39

COC framework in the South China Sea based on regional consensus

The US and some other countries often advocate for a so-called "rule-based order" in the South China Sea (SCS) and imply that China is a country that does not conform to international rules.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 20:18:39

Freedom-chanting Washington imposes autocracy in S. China Sea affairs

However, the US, Australia and Japan issued a joint statement the following day implying that the framework lacks legal validity and consistency with international law. The three countries called on China and the Philippines to honor the international tribunal's ruling last year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 20:18:39

Southern Himalayas is not India’s backyard

Recently, the Indian media constantly reported on the border standoff between China and India in the Doklam area, pressuring Bhutan and Nepal to take a stance favoring India.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 19:43:39