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.
China’s aim is to play a constructive role in a peace process which is “guided and owned by the people of Afghanistan.”
Many of Abe’s political conundrums come from his own missteps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THAAD’s main objective is to deter the strategic weapon systems in China’s hinterlands and Russia’s Far East regions.
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.
When South Korea cannot keep pace with the US and Japan, the stability of the South Korea-US-Japan alliance will also be shaken.
The root cause for Park’s troubles is not her tolerance of nepotism, but her breach of the development of history.
To consolidate and improve Asia’s position in the global production chain is in line with what Asia’s emerging economies demand.
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.
Singapore will remain unchanged in securing a balance between major powers.
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.
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.
The future orientation of US-Singapore security ties depends on Trump’s Southeast Asia policy and the interactions between the two sides.
Barack Obama’s coercion policy should be blamed for the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula.