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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.


Proactive international efforts required for sustainable Syria solution

China, on the other hand, has been proactively promoting a political solution for the Syrian crisis. It has been maintaining good and stable interactions with all parties involved. Beijing can both participate in the UN-led humanitarian assistance toward the country and also help reconstruct Syria through its Belt and Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 22:08:39

Japan must own up to its wartime atrocities

The strict legal system of Germany has contributed to its current attitude toward war crimes. Japan should also establish such a mechanism, reflect upon itself and finally acknowledge the Nanjing Massacre, in order to maintain a sustainable Beijing-Tokyo relationship in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 21:43:40

Can India chart a smooth diplomatic course?

As the US under former president Barack Obama dragged India into its rebalance to the Asia-Pacific, but excluded it from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it showed the US supported India just out of its own interests, but not India's. The cooperation between China, Russia and India still has large room to maneuver, and India should find a balance in its vacillating diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 20:38:39

Improving Beijing-Seoul relationship needs continuous efforts

Noh Young-min, the new South Korean ambassador to China, said that the feud between the two countries prompted by the THAAD deployment “cannot go on this way,” yet risks and challenges still exist. Stable China-South Korea relations need continuous efforts from both sides.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 21:31:58

Australia in Asia without America

The more China's conduct can reassure Australians about the kind of leadership it will exercise in Asia, the more willingly they will adapt to the new Asia that is emerging
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 21:26:13

Japanese Emperor Akihito's scheduled step-down marks end of an era

Emperor Akihito's abdication means, literally, the end of an era, leaving Japanese not only memories, but also a sense of loss. But the legacy will live on. Emperor Akihito's rethinking of WWII and contributions made to peace and stability will become national memories held by the people.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 22:53:40

RIC meeting: changing Asia-Pacific dynamics

The RIC has since been working together in various regional and global organizations, including BRICS, SCO and BASIC, and has come to be viewed as a restraining force on any unquestioned Western hegemony. All this sparked great interest in Western capitals, generating parallel triangles such as US-Japan-India and US-Japan-Australia, which have now formed into a Quad. It is now perhaps when this stillborn Quad of 2007 is being reinvigorated, that the RIC strategic triangle can gain some much needed momentum.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 22:28:40

How can B&R boost local industrialization?

A fighting spirit is more valuable than systems and governance in realizing industrialization. This is perhaps the most difficult thing in pushing forward the Belt and Road initiative, and the key reason for the “China Model” to thrive overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/6 21:23:40

Progressive Australian views will win out over parochial Foreign Policy White Paper

It remains to be seen if Australia's establishment would come to trust China anytime soon to lead our world at a time of an increasingly myopic American leadership that is too self-obsessed with its own identity politics and endemic US socio-economic problems. My bet is that the Australian common progressive sense will prevail over provincial loyalties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/6 21:18:39

What's next after NK's new missile launch

As the US intensifies sanctions against North Korea, the possibility of a new round of nuclear tests by Pyongyang will also increase.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 21:58:39

Indo-Pacific strategy will likely share the same fate as rebalance to Asia-Pacific

The US should realize that despite the Indo-Pacific strategy, it is unlikely to get what it failed to obtain with the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific. Only non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation can head toward a new model of major-country relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 21:23:39

SCO partnerships key to expanding B&R

The SCO can play an exemplary role, as member states differ in their stages of development, cultural traditions and strategic interests. For instance, India explicitly objects to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and refuses to take part in Belt and Road projects. It has even crafted new plans with Japan and the US and used them as geopolitical tools to counter the Belt and Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 21:13:39

Elections in Nepal: expecting a more prosperous way forward

A new Nepal with political stability, economic development and independent diplomacy fits China's interests in South Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 22:13:39

China ready to support Nepal on path to prosperity, whoever wins elections

We hope India can abandon its zero-sum mentality and help develop Nepal with China. Thus the three countries can construct China-Nepal-India economic and cultural corridor and bring well-being to the people of the three countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/29 22:03:40

Smaller Asian nations don't want to pick sides

If China wants to be a leading major power, it must deal with the relationship with these countries properly and the foundation for this will be the building of a framework which has consensus and basic rules under China's participation and guidance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/29 21:13:39

Enhancing development through China-Myanmar economic corridor

Myanmar and Bangladesh accepted a three-step approach to the Rohingya crisis put forward by China, a demonstration that China's experience in development is recognized as a key way to solve regional conflict.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/28 23:33:40

Rising signs for a regional S.C Sea solution

A few days ago, when Trump visited Vietnam, he delivered an offer of the US to help in the territorial dispute, yet was not received warmly. However, when Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Vietnam, a consensus was reached on properly handling the South China Sea issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/28 23:28:41

Can China and Japan join hands to leverage economic strengths?

After all, only deepening bilateral trade relations can lay the foundation of the Sino-Japanese friendship.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/27 20:38:39