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Geopolitical bias hinders India in benefitting from Belt & Road initiative

At this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that the Belt and Road summit will be held in May in Beijing. The summit, the first of its kind, has since attracted wide attention from the international community.

Washington’s one-man show is over in Asia Pacific

In China, there is an idiom “When the snipe and the clam grapple, it is the fisherman who profits” and another with the opposite meaning: “Work together with one heart”. When more emerging countries appear in the Asia-Pacific area, Washington will eventually realize that its one-man show is over.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/14 15:58:39

Long fallout from ‘Choi-gate’ may set Seoul-Tokyo ties back a few years

Since the impeachment of Park, how South Korean leaders will participate in the trilateral summit between the South, China and Japan has become increasingly opaque.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/14 14:23:39

Historical disputes, US alliance will bedevil Putin’s visit to Japan

It is fair to say the Russia-Japan ties have encountered a cold snap before getting warm. Putin’s visit may guide their ties somewhere but will barely garner major breakthroughs.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/13 19:23:39

Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul must seek cooperation

Although the three countries have closer economic ties, contradictions among the people of all three countries protrude. Implementing policies for improving trilateral relations lacks public support and a social basis. Therefore, the three countries should endeavor to implement public diplomacy in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/13 19:13:40

Pearl Harbor visit highlights Japan’s hypocrisy

But if Abe truly wants to soul-search on the country’s wartime history, a better destination might be China’s memorial hall of the 300,000 victims of the Nanjing massacre by Japanese invaders or the Independence Hall of Korea not Pearl Harbor.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/12 21:23:39

S.Korea might be humbler in US alliance

The current political setback in South Korea can be fundamentally attributed to the financial oligarchy. South Korea has exaggerated its own threats and considered the US threats as its own. If this goes on, South Korea will always be upset by insecurity even though it has the world’s strongest country as its ally.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/11 22:03:39

China a sincere supporter of Myanmar’s pursuit of peace and reconciliation

China supports Myanmar to realize domestic peace and national reconciliation through political dialogues. Myanmar appreciates China’s positive and constructive role and its efforts in supporting Myanmar’s course of national reconciliation and peace.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/11 21:58:40

Consequences of THAAD deployment cause South Korea’s dilemma

THAAD’s main objective is to deter the strategic weapon systems in China’s hinterlands and Russia’s Far East regions.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/11 19:53:39

Nature of Chinese-Singaporean relationship exposed amid changing landscape

Singapore has long attempted to serve as a bridge or middleman between China and the US, and the mainland and Taiwan. But this will by no means work in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 20:13:39

Seoul turmoil spreading to SK-Japan ties

When South Korea cannot keep pace with the US and Japan, the stability of the South Korea-US-Japan alliance will also be shaken.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 20:03:39

Drifting Seoul needs to right relationships with Pyongyang, Beijing

The root cause for Park’s troubles is not her tolerance of nepotism, but her breach of the development of history.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/7 23:33:39

Slogans can’t return factories to Trump’s US

To consolidate and improve Asia’s position in the global production chain is in line with what Asia’s emerging economies demand.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/7 23:28:39

Will US president-elect stir up sea spat?

Southeast Asian nations’ policy of balancing among major powers rather than picking a side will help reduce the confrontation between Beijing and Washington in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/6 20:23:39

Singapore’s security reliance on Washington will continue under Trump

Singapore will remain unchanged in securing a balance between major powers.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/6 20:23:39

US THAAD system in Japan will harm China ties, destabilize region

Japan would be seen as enabling this leverage, and thus, only fueling its image as an abrasive foe, rather than a future partner with China in a new multipolar world.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/5 21:58:39

Trump may be cool to alliance with Delhi

US attempts of establishing a quasi-alliance with India to restrict China may not be accepted by India as the country owns an independent diplomatic tradition.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/5 21:53:39

Free trading Singapore alarmed by protectionist threat of Trump presidency

The future orientation of US-Singapore security ties depends on Trump’s Southeast Asia policy and the interactions between the two sides.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/4 20:18:39

China commits to implementing NK sanctions despite trade losses

Barack Obama’s coercion policy should be blamed for the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/1 23:03:39