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Good idea for Japan to resume strategic dialogue after seven-year freeze

China-Japan strategic dialogue may not solve concrete problems, but there is no doubt that it could help deepen mutual understanding. When strategic mutual trust has accumulated to a certain degree, we may find that perceived threats are based on wrong assumptions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/11 23:49:34

US Asia missile plan ill-conceived

Washington's allies should have independence and autonomy in their diplomacy and national defense. They have the right to refuse the US missile plan which would bring disorder to the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/8 19:27:19

US-Mongolia relations lack healthy balance

Washington's unilateralism has not received widespread approval from the international community, while China's BRI and proposal for a community of shared future for mankind have gained global acceptance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/11 20:33:39

Northeast Asia sees more consensus

The relations among China, Russia and North Korea also reflect that China is in favor of building a community with a shared future for mankind and is against unilateralism and trade protectionism. Such a philosophy is agreed upon by many countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/8 20:31:02

More than durian to China-Malaysia relations

Changes will surely occur. Chinese people shouldn't always relish Musang King while getting to know Malaysia only through Western media. Students learning Chinese in Malaysian universities also have better ways of knowing China than through CNN.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/7 20:57:13

China and ASEAN coming closer on South China Sea controversy

Optimism can be anticipated when it comes to negotiations between China and ASEAN over the South China Sea issue. The two sides have reached a strategic consensus to standardize the international order and bilateral relations in the waters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/6 19:38:40

How South Korea can deal with a debilitating Japanese ban on semiconductor exports

China can learn the lessons from the trade row between Japan and South Korea. An ideal strategy is to develop both upstream and downstream technologies. When it comes to supplies, one should not put all eggs in one basket and try to maintain more suppliers rather than one.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/5 19:46:16

Chips are down for South Korea-Japan ties

With the rise of nationalist sentiment in both countries, the trade dispute will inevitably spread to military and other domains. The stability of the US-Japan-South Korea alliance may be impacted.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/5 19:43:42

Japan needs to balance alliance with a prickly US amid China's rise

Japan is regarded as a maritime country whose strategic security depends on the US. Sometimes Japan's policy is oriented by continental strategy; sometimes it is oriented by maritime strategy; and sometimes the country emphasizes both aspects.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 18:45:31

Niggles don't bruise China-ASEAN ties

In the future, China and ASEAN should take economic cooperation as the strategic focal point. They should enhance the quality of joint projects so as to let ordinary people in ASEAN know better about China's development while trying to eliminate their negative image of China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 18:43:40

Tariffs in glare as India-US ties wobble

While conflicts may significantly set back the relations when the need to cultivate trust and to achieve some confidence-building outcomes is urgent, with a broader strategic convergence in hope, they may also create new leverages and focus political capital to eventually hammer out some agreements.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/1 19:13:39

US obsession with containment driving China and Russia closer

US dual containment of Russia and China is producing a predictable result: the China-Russian strategic cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/31 22:13:40

China leaves its mark in Philippines

The two China-financed bridges are not very outstanding among the tens of thousands of bridges in the Philippines, but they will certainly leave an impression on the country's modern history of bridge construction. This is just where Chinese footprints start.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/31 22:08:42

Joint aircraft patrol boosts Russia-China strategic cooperation

Russia-China relations have reached an unprecedented level. In terms of security they can be described as a strategic partnership but without a similar obligation to the NATO Article V, which states that an attack on one member of NATO is an attack on all. Both countries want to preserve a free hand in their security decision-making. On the whole, Russia and China aim at playing a stabilizing role in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/30 21:06:31

Joint drills by 2 air forces mark historic occasion for global stability

China and Russia are providing positive energy in maintaining global peace and strategic stability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/30 20:58:40

Can the US mediate successfully in Japan-South Korea trade dispute?

South Korea has pinned hope on US mediation, but it's unclear whether Japan will show due respect for the US. If the US fails this time, it will lose trust from its allies. Its own prestige will be largely weakened. Washington's strategic implementation in Northeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region is likely to be greatly compromised.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/29 21:32:46

China-Russia ties safeguard global security

China and Russia should consider expanding the scale of their joint military exercises while voicing their opinions on global issues.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/29 21:28:40

For Abe, victory comes with a caveat

The Abe administration may be able to persuade members of the National Diet to support constitutional amendments through political promises and exchange of interests, etc. But it is obviously difficult to make the Japanese people to accept it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/28 20:23:39