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Balancing diplomacy in best interest of Nepal


Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's ongoing visit to China, his first after re-election, has been underscored as important by the two countries. This has caught India's attention. Oli's visit could be historic, promoting comprehensive cooperation between China and Nepal and injecting vitality into the Himalayan nation's economic development.


After winter Olympics thaw, US should tread softly on Korea crisis

Denuclearization remains the final goal but to achieve it, more steps are needed. Apart from the US and North Korea, other countries also need to help promote the talks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 22:58:40

Singapore offers clues to China's political system

The CPC as the ruling party has been looking for a way to achieve the efficient use of capital and at the same time control its negative impact on the Party and the society.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 22:58:39

Uncle Sam ups pressure, waves sticks again at North Korea

North Korea already responded by claiming the new sanctions were an act of war. As Trump stepped up his warning that “if the sanctions don't work, we'll have to go phase two” and “Phase two may be very, very unfortunate for the world,” we worry that the US and North Korea may fall back to their head-on confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/27 21:08:39

New political party signals fresh start for Nepal's tumultuous politics

As complicated party relations have led to a lack of consensus and hurdles have been put up by external forces, the Oli administration faces serious challenges to draw up new domestic and foreign policies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 19:43:39

New US sanctions hurt Korean peace bid

Given Washington's aggressive maneuver, Seoul has to take a back seat in this geopolitical game. All its efforts at peace on the Korean Peninsula will probably come to a naught.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 19:33:39

Will Turnbull's visit realign US-Australia ties?

Australia should be wise enough to help mitigate friction between the two countries rather than following the footsteps of the US and making the environment in the region more competitive.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/25 19:53:39

China's rise helped by historical conditions

Anyone who wants to understand the rise of China needs to understand the grand unification theory that has been transformed into the collective sense of stability.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 20:28:39

Hawkish US ambassador to Australia likely to roil ties with China

Australia should do some reflection on whether it wants to be a long-term obedient little companion of the US or pursue a more independent foreign policy of its own.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 20:18:39

No better time for Koreas to sit at talks table

While the dual suspension proceeds, South Korea and China should encourage Pyongyang and Washington to talk and engage with each other. They need to contribute to making the current conciliatory atmosphere last longer and help resolve the nuclear crisis peacefully and simultaneously promoting denuclearization and the establishment of a peaceful mechanism on the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 20:13:39

Olympics: US fails to reach out to North Korea

To avoid the horrible scenario, Pyongyang and Washington should face up to the reality and return to pragmatic and flexible policies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 19:48:39

Moon's new plan seeks to rope in North Korea

It is foreseeable that South Korea will play a proactive role in China's Belt and Road initiative, especially its northern extension in the Northeast Asian region. Meanwhile, it will strengthen collaboration with Russia's Far East as a breakthrough to draw the new economic map.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 20:33:39

New Delhi balks as Malé develops economic relations with Beijing

As a small country in South Asia and the Indian Ocean, Maldives has neither big strategic expectations, nor can it become a strategic pivot of China in the region. Maldives is striving for better livelihood for its people amid wrangling among big powers. The issue is simple, but India thinks it is very complicated.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 18:53:40

India's meddling in Maldives internal affairs triggers crisis

India is confronted with a series of tricky domestic problems and is in the cross hairs of many terror groups. I suggest that the country concentrate first on its internal affairs and seriously consider giving up the mind-set to forge a "Greater India."
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 18:53:39

Brandishing China threat theory helps West push hegemonistic designs

As long as we combine the interest of the Chinese people with common interests of citizens worldwide, China threat theory will surely become a China opportunity theory.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/7 19:33:40

Shaky West perceives Beijing as a threat

Rather than worrying about the imaginary China threat, Australia should objectively assess China's development and the changes it has brought.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/7 19:33:39

Mismanagement hits Indian Navy's ambitions

Improvement in military technology does not come about overnight. It is a long process that is not solely a military issue, but also related to a country's comprehensive strength, level of technology, manufacturing capability and quality of personnel. But the Indian military has been over-anxious for quick results in recent years and has paid too much attention to dealing with China. This will inevitably lead to adverse consequences.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/6 20:08:39

Japanese exhibition on disputed islands raises China, South Korea hackles

It's expected that Japan should face history squarely, stop making an issue of the territorial disputes and avoid sabotaging the momentum for a rapprochement in the trilateral relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/5 20:38:40

Australia spying claims relate to political strife

Canberra seems to have been worrying all the time. Previously, it was skeptical of Indonesia and Japan. Today, it is concerned over China's rise. Perhaps, it will feel anxious about India in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/5 20:38:39