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Integration speeds up in Northeast Asia

Wang's visit to Japan provides an opportunity for the two countries to explore transformation, have policy communication and discuss building regional mechanisms. It is expected that Sino-Japanese ties will continue improving and they, together with South Korea, will launch FTA cooperation.

Meddling in South China Sea deepens Australia's strategic plight

During the tenures of former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, Australia saw the South China Sea issue as a dispute between China and related Southeast Asian countries, and adopted a relatively neutral and balanced policy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/31 10:00:18

Why China's plan helps solve Rohingya crisis

Many hands make light work. China's suggestions are aimed at promoting Myanmar's stability and development through concerted efforts with the international community. Beijing calls for more support and investment in the region so as to bring stability through development. China will join hands with Myanmar and other countries willing to participate in the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor to build a community of shared future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 19:40:48

Tentative progress at China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue

US President Donald Trump's administration always accuses Pakistan of being the shield for Afghan militants and has the intention of sanctioning Islamabad. Under such complicated circumstances, the prime need for China's diplomacy is not expanding regional clout, but addressing urgent regional issues, hence the trilateral dialogue that well serves Chinese national interests.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 18:38:40

China-Japan ties may start improving in 2018

It is expected that Abe can keep in mind the fundamental interests of both countries and people, remain committed to peace, friendliness and cooperation in bilateral relations, and continue improving Sino-Japanese ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 18:53:39

Where are China-India ties headed in 2018?

China and India have huge potential of cooperation in these areas. 2017 is the worst year for China-India relations. But if India would like to meet China halfway and make concerted effort, 2018 will probably become the best year for their bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 18:23:40

Chinese people warming to Japan through friendly exchanges

Looking at surveys of China-Japan relations over the past decade, the rise and fall of Chinese impressions of Japan is both a wind vane of bilateral relations and a barometer of bilateral people-to-people exchanges. There is still broad space left for the peoples of the two countries to promote bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 22:13:39

Rohingya crisis needs practical solution, not emotional push

China's pragmatic three-phase solution is more desirable than the West's reckless push in tackling the Rakhine issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 22:08:19

How can B&R bring China, South Asia closer

Given the instability of Trump's Indo-Pacific strategy, South Asia will remain peaceful as a whole, but may see some small-scale conflicts in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/24 19:13:39

Japan will reap the whirlwind of its collusion with Taiwan

Despite the likelihood that the Japanese version of the Taiwan Relations Act will not be finalized, collusion between Abe's cabinet and the DPP has sought to institutionalize and stabilize “Japan-Taiwan relations.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/20 22:03:40

Engaging with North Korea to alleviate tensions

We must find another way to engage with Pyongyang, especially its supreme leader. Such contact may not happen on the table, but under the rose in the initial stages. The establishment of channels of contact, including formal and informal, overt and covert, direct and indirect, depends on the diplomatic capacities of all parties involved. In a nutshell, no solution to the North Korean nuclear issue will have substantive meaning unless channels are set up.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/20 21:58:39

Australia's foreign policy double standard

But there's currently even more to be concerned about in Trump's America. At least Australians won't have to fight on China's behalf in yet another war in which we have no direct strategic stake. Being able to view all of Australia's key bilateral relationships a little more critically and dispassionately has got to be in the proverbial “national interest,” hasn't it?
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/19 21:33:39

Left alliance will lead Nepal to stability and prosperity

It's been a longtime aspiration of the Nepalese people to see a denouement to political unrest and usher in an era of stability and prosperity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/19 13:58:39

White House unresolved on possible North Korea talks

The hope is that diplomacy will emerge from current tensions. But one way or another, 2018 may prove to be the year of decision on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/18 20:43:39

Turnbull's 'war of words' with China driven by internal politics

In Turnbull's case, it remains to be seen if the intensity of his war of words will subside soon after the Bennelong by-election which saw his party win, but with a swing to Labor.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/17 21:38:40

Moon needs to match his will with actions

Sincerity is important, but what matters more is action. Moon is confronted with a challenging political dilemma. He has to find a balance between China-South Korea relations and South Korea-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/17 21:38:39

Moon visits China: building momentum for diplomacy and peninsula talks

South Korea has so far proposed the combining of ice hockey teams and co-hosting of ski resorts. If such joint collaboration can be realized, it could help reduce tensions, create a momentum for future cooperation and accumulate trust between the North and South. For this, China can assist by acting as a supporter and provider of assurance to Pyongyang.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 20:08:39

Can peninsula seize opportunity for dialogue?

The Trump government needs to formulate a more cautious China policy at this highly sensitive time. Without stable Sino-US relations, the Korean Peninsula will not enjoy long-lasting peace.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 20:03:39

How will Sino-South Korean ties progress?

How the North Korean nuclear crisis will evolve should be observed in a calm manner. There are three possibilities – war, negotiation or that the disputes will drag on.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 20:38:39