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Trump U-turn on Pakistan reflects failure of US Afghanistan policy

The Trump administration previously used to highlight India's role in the future reconstruction of Afghanistan and publicly blast Pakistan, trying to force Islamabad to do what Washington asks. But the US has come to realize it must seek help from Pakistan after its negotiations failed with the Taliban.

Amid hot days, bickering raises heat on Tokyo 2020 Olympics plan

Details of the Olympic Games will serve as a litmus test to evaluate modern Japanese society. I hope Japan will put the athletes and spectators first, and hold fascinating Olympics despite the uncomfortable temperature.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 18:33:39

Will Imran Khan pivot Pakistan from US to China?

His willingness to ensure the completion of the Belt and Road flagship project, his determination to cooperate with China, and his pledge to revise lopsided relations with the US at least clarify one thing from the haze of Pakistani elections – that China has a friend in Imran Khan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 18:28:40

Populism hurting Myanmar's progress

Myanmar to some extent is missing opportunities. It has lagged Cambodia in participating in the Belt and Road initiative and in regional competition on the Indo-China Peninsula. Given Myanmar's inconsistent China policy, Chinese enterprises also harbor more misgivings about investing in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 18:18:41

Chinese students shape US public opinion

They are mistaken in thinking that the future of the US is in the hands of young Chinese people, actually it is in the hands of young American people. You can't stop knowhow flowing from the developed countries to developing countries. But you can still “make America great again” by improving your competitiveness.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 18:18:39

US intensifies military presence in Indo-Pacific

The US will inevitably strengthen its military presence in the Indo-Pacific region in the future. Be it the setting up of military bases, military drills, military exchanges or weapon tests, these activities are undertaken with the single goal of targeting China. Such move would jeopardize regional peace and stability.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/24 15:38:39

Political agenda drives 'China threat' at sea

Strategist Robert Kagan, with a Republican background, described the US under Trump as a “rogue superwpower.” The Economist magazine accused the Trump government of “undermining the rules-based international order.” What Courtney should do is not groundlessly blame China, but prevent “America First” becoming “Military First.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/23 20:38:39

Progress on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor tears through rumors

China and Pakistan should work together to curb the false reports on the CPEC through in-depth and multifaceted cooperation and build a good media corridor in between. Writers and intellectuals from both countries should also join hands to explore positive stories on the corridor.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/23 20:33:40

ASEAN challenged by Indo-Pacific strategy

From outside, some frustration has been voiced for ASEAN's inability to provide the driving force. It is in the driving seat, but not going anywhere fast enough. The external players have started to take matters in their own hands, with new ways to look at the region, such as the Indo-Pacific concept.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 11:03:39

Trump's unilateralism driven by US hegemony

The trade war launched by Trump mirrors the triple tensions the US is facing. Today's US is at the crossroads of such a choice. But the way it behaves is still influenced by its hegemonic instinct, leading to the world witnessing many decisions which seem to be irrational.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 19:28:39

After Singapore summit, what does future hold for North Korea?

How the US plays its role in all of this will obviously be crucial. President Trump, whatever his motivations, did the right thing with his circuit-breaking Singapore summit with Kim Jong-un. But it is hard for anyone to be confident that the ultimate outcome, which will necessarily involve protracted multilateral diplomacy, will be one of triumph or disaster.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 17:03:43

Can China-Myanmar Economic Corridor overcome hurdles to progress?

Due to the multiple benefits that the CMEC would bring, China and Myanmar should construct it as early as possible. In spite of various barriers, the CMEC would be implemented step by step and see its completion.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 16:18:39

Why it is hard for Indian government to curb fake news

Just as WhatsApp's response to MEIT said, “We believe that false news, misinformation and the spread of hoaxes are issues best tackled collectively: by government, civil society and technology companies working together,” there's still a long, long battle ahead for India to curb the spread of false information online.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/17 19:53:39

Participation in Belt and Road enables Japan to explore Eurasia market

Japanese politicians should abandon short-sighted geopolitical calculations and suspicions, and take the historic opportunity of the Belt and Road initiative to promote free trade and prosperous development of Eurasia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 15:38:40

Why West is reluctant to invest in Myanmar

The West's reluctance not to walk the talk shows its foreign investment is connected to political priorities. Divergences between the US, Europe and Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis remain.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 15:38:39

Western media misread Sri Lanka's debt issue

Western media holds pessimistic views on the economic prospects of the Hambantota Port. In fact, the port has huge potential, which if fully tapped would bring promising economic returns to Sri Lanka.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 17:03:39

Japan eager to sway UN through more staff

If more Japanese employees work at UN-related agencies or as high-ranking officials, the UN may become biased toward Japan on historical issues and territorial disputes. It will not only harm the UN's fairness and authority, but also affect public memory.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 21:08:40

Chinese spirit raises gifted generation

If you don't understand how hard the Chinese parents have worked to raise kids like Lang Lang and Yao Ming, if you don't know what kind of music the young people love, what kind of sports they play and what kind of books they read … you won't see your own problems.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 18:48:42

Japan warships will roil waters of South China Sea

Japan's decision to send naval ships to the South China Sea is sheerly for its own interest regardless of how China, the biggest country in the region, feels about it. Any practice to follow the US to stress the so-called freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea is without doubt a provocation against China. It will be extremely dangerous to act out such ideas.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 18:03:39