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Australia woos India to counterbalance China

Bishop's India visit amid ongoing Sino-Indian tensions is a representative for India's growing significance in Australia's strategic calculus. In fact, the Turnbull administration has made no secret of its intentions to deepen security cooperation with its Indian counterpart.

China remains opposed to South Korea’s THAAD deployment

The China-South Korea relationship has seen some fluctuations due to the latter’s insistence to deploy the US anti-missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. It has also impacted in interactions between the two peoples and enterprises from both countries. There are heated discussions and debates over this issue at both government and public levels in China and South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 20:13:40

Mar-a-Lago meeting gives impetus to further Sino-US cooperation

The Mar-a-Lago meeting between China's President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart, Donald Trump has just concluded. Not every problem in the bilateral relations was solved, but the two leaders have developed several communications mechanisms between their respective countries for the near future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 21:13:39

A war with NK may not favor Washington

An aircraft-carrier strike group led by USS Carl Vinson, previously scheduled for a port call in Australia, changed its course and headed toward the Korean peninsula Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 21:08:39

Nagamine’s return aims to alienate China

According to Kyodo News, after being recalled in January in protest to the placement of a statue symbolizing comfort women in Busan, Japan's ambassador to South Korea, Yasumasa Nagamine, has returned to Seoul last Tuesday. Upon arriving in Seoul, Nagamine said he would urge the Blue House to fulfill the comfort women agreement between the two sides and remove the statue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 21:13:39

Belt & Road must overcome water disputes in Central Asia

Central Asia is strategically important in the development of the Silk Road Economic Belt. The five countries in this area speak highly of and responded actively to the initiative, but their delicate relations may exert negative impact on the initiative. These nations have been mired in age-old rifts and, particularly, around water resources.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 21:18:39

China’s support crucial to NLD governance

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw arrived in China for his state visit last week, his first Beijing trip since assuming office. The two sides are expected to discuss border security and economic cooperation. With economic growth slowing down, Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) has seen decreasing approval rate. In this context, Htin Kyaw's Beijing visit is expected to positively affect Myanmar's politics, economy and diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 20:53:39

How close is war to Korean Peninsula?

As the scale of the US-South Korean joint military exercises continues to expand, North Korea responded strongly with irregular nuclear tests and missile launches. The international community, despite being anxious, has been accustomed to the cyclic tension on the Korean Peninsula. More people tend to believe that the US and South Korea are merely strengthening deterrence against the North and the possibility that a hot war will break out is small.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 21:33:39

Collaborative efforts needed to advance Sino-Myanmar cooperation

At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw kick started his first state visit to China on Thursday. This tour is of great significance to bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 22:23:39

Democracy wrong reason to trap Myitsone

The Myitsone Dam in Myanmar has once again made headlines in Western media outlets, but in a more nuanced context than reports of the past.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 21:28:40

Suspending THAAD is possible as Moon becomes most likely to win presidency

China holds a persistent stance against the deployment of THAAD in South Korea. Since Seoul has little decision-making power on this issue and the legislative procedure to stop the deployment is complex, whether or not South Korea can be deterred from deploying THAAD is unclear. As the orchestrator of this military maneuver, the US will refuse to end it. So, preventing the deployment of THAAD is impossible unless there is a radical change in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/4 20:53:39

New Delhi, Beijing need to mitigate frictions

China and India seem to be at loggerheads on a number of bilateral, regional and international issues now. What are the fundamental differences between the two? As China rises and the Asian dynamics keeps changing, where is the Sino-India relationship headed in the future?
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/4 17:43:39

Akama’s Taiwan visit serves multiple goals

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic ties between Japan and China, which provides an opportunity to warm up the bilateral relationship. However, at this critical moment, Akama visited Taiwan and dampened the Sino-Japanese relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 21:08:41

Geopolitical bias hinders India in benefiting from Belt & Road initiative

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.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/29 22:48:41

Populism constitutes risks to Belt & Road

Most of the projects in the ongoing development of One Belt and One Road initiative are large-scale infrastructure programs which are urgently needed in countries along the route. However, surging populism in the political sphere of these nations is casting a shadow over these projects.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/29 22:43:41

Park a victim of SK’s democracy defect

Park’s destiny may make people sigh. But given the complexity behind the country’s democracy, it is still possible to see a similar tragedy take place.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/28 21:53:39

Canberra can work to bridge Washington and Beijing

US Vice President Mike Pence will visit Australia in April. Li stressed that China-Australia cooperation is not targeted at any third party. A stable Sino-US relationship suits the interests of regional countries including Australia. At a time when uncertainties are rising in the current international relations, Canberra should work on enhancing understanding between Beijing and Washington instead of acting rashly on issues such as the South China Sea disputes.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 19:03:39

Can Sino-Australian relations transcend political, security obstacles?

Although China and Australia have many differences, they can transcend national and institutional differences, and continue to maintain good interaction if both sides uphold the principles of mutual respect, equal treatment and mutual benefit, which can be aided by the development of the bilateral relations in these years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 12:38:39

Will there be a China-Japan détente?

However, given the huge volume in trade between the two countries – approximately over $300 billion – and their common interests in environmental protection, economy and so forth, it is still possible for Abe to change his mind on his aggressive China policy and restore the détente.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 17:38:39