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US 'navigational hegemony' operations in S.China Sea will alienate all sides

The foremost thing for the US right now is to restrain its hegemonic mind-set and behavior, and promote regional peace and cooperation, rather than make trouble in the region.

Uncertainty in Thailand won't stand in the way of cooperation with China

The two countries should strengthen coordination while maintaining dialogue, and highlight the pragmatic and mutually beneficial feature of joint projects, so as to lessen the impact on bilateral cooperation caused by looming uncertainty of Thailand's internal affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 20:43:40

SCO can help bring prosperity to nix rise of extremist forces in region

As long as the economy develops, investment increases, and the entire region flourishes, the SCO can put in less effort into regional security and stability, because the people will naturally be immune to extremist forces.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 18:18:41

Tokayev likely to continue pluralistic diplomacy

The key task of the administration is to tackle development bottlenecks amid sluggish global growth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 18:13:41

US and the hierarchy of civilizations

If you invite Chinese people who have lived in the US for a long time to talk about their impression of Americans, they will dish out the same answer – Americans are proud.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/12 22:33:40

Head-of-state diplomacy deepens trust between China and Central Asian countries

China has deepened political trust with Central Asian nations including Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/12 19:33:41

US Indo-Pacific strategy has frail foundation

If the US attempts to thwart the BRI through military presence, its efforts will end in vain since such actions have been wrong from the beginning.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/11 21:13:40

With stepped-up plan, US takes aim at China

The Indo-Pacific region is seen as a “priority theater” by both the Pentagon and senior officials of the US Indo-Pacific Command. They are quite blunt about the possibility of a potential armed conflict with China, emphasizing that the US is not afraid of the cost of violent conflicts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/9 19:13:40

Maximizing cooperation with China can maximize US influence: Expert

Carla P. Freeman (Freeman), daughter of former US diplomat Chas Freeman Jr. and a well-known China hand, first set foot on Chinese soil when the reform and opening-up was unfolding.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/7 15:03:25

Nepal not a pawn in US' China strategy

Over 200 years ago, British colonists began to march into Nepal, with China's Tibet their next target. But the era of Western expansion starting from 500 years ago is gone forever. China's policy of creating an amicable and prosperous neighborhood will offer people of Nepal and other South Asian countries more opportunities to improve their living standards.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/5 18:28:41

Difficult for Washington to rope in New Delhi into Indo-Pacific Strategy

While the US wants to use India to keep China in check, it is wary of New Delhi's ambition in the Indian Ocean. The Indo-Pacific Command ranges from the US' West Coast all the way to the west coast of India. India will not give in to the US move of stepping into its sphere of influence.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 19:23:41

US-India trade war is more myth than reality

As Trump will be distracted or restrained during next year's US presidential race, this piecemeal simmering of US-India tension will not likely experience any tremors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 19:03:40

Can Tokyo be a good mediator in Washington-Tehran tensions?

It is a challenge for Japan to balance its political and economic interests as it needs to be politically consistent with the US while satisfying its energy demand.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 14:38:39

Doubtful whether Japan can bring about rapprochement between US and Iran

Abe's visit to Iran would be welcomed, but it would be unnecessary to place too much hope on Japan to participate in dispute settlements between Washington and Tehran.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 18:03:40

Modi 2.0 to balance ties with China and US

In Modi's second term, India will pursue a hedging strategy of carefully balancing ties with two giants. New Delhi will cooperate with the US in security, while coordinating with China in development and some hot issues such as multilateralism.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 17:38:39

Continuity, not change, expected from Modi 2.0

Admit it or not, the Modi wave is a sustained one and has enabled the BJP to consolidate its position within the NDA and the Lower House of parliament. It is safe to conclude that Modi's second term, which can be called Modi 2.0, will involve more continuity than change.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 20:38:40

Tokyo strives for strategic autonomy while cementing alliance with Washington

Abe mentioned his plan to visit Iran during their summit talks, it seemed that Trump agreed to let Japan mediate. If Abe successfully visits Iran, Japan's international presence will get a fillip at the upcoming G20 summit. And it also means that Japan will begin participating in major international affairs with a newfound standing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 17:18:40

Pros and cons of Modi as a strong politician

Modi's rule might turn out to be more nationalistic given the constraints of other powerful forces. It may hinder further opening-up and secularization, and deepen the sense of distrust and hostility between the people of India and Pakistan.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 17:13:40

BRI an incentive for better China-Japan ties

If Japanese officials and politicians have strategic sense, they will and can cooperate more with China. But it is difficult now. We will still swing between the two. The US will continue to put heavy pressure on Japan to open its market in the agricultural and weapons sectors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 19:03:42