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Can religious identity bring unity to India?

We need to pay attention to whether India can find a stable path between religious nationalism and harmony among religions.

Steps the new Indian govt should take to cement ties with China

Even as India heads into a general election, it is important to keep focus on and not lose track of how the country must shape its foreign policy over the coming five years. Suggestions, inputs, advice on these issues will be valuable to any government which comes to power.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 19:43:41

Can Indian elections bring good governance?

To boost India's economic development and people's welfare, an ambitious target is insufficient. The country needs an efficient government, which is capable of gradually addressing specific issues, such as increasing youth employment and preventing sexual assault on women.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 19:23:40

US aircraft carrier's visit to Vietnam is largely symbolic but may still up the ante

While shelving disputes and managing maritime crises, China should continue to promote regional cooperation initiative such as BRI. This will be a priority for China's neighborhood diplomacy in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 18:48:41

ASEAN refuses to emulate Western model

Concerning the China-US trade war, wars are never healthy anyway. But we are in this age where negotiations work and there is mutual respect. Now America has realized that China is a force to reckon with. It is basic human nature for people to covet success. That is the true definition of democracy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 18:43:43

Why is the US critical of India's ASAT test?

The so-called space war is essentially an ASAT war. Global military powers are sparing no effort to carry out ASAT tests and develop related weapons. Some experts believe there is still a gap between India's ASAT ability and its need for such weapons. They are absolutely correct. China is in a similar situation. Beijing still has a long way to go before being a great space power.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/8 17:28:39

Australia's bid to mend ties may be insincere

China has become Australia's largest trading partner, export destination, source of tourism revenue and foreign students. China is indispensable to Australia's sustained economic prosperity and employment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/7 16:52:24

India's school system flunks quality test

Don't forget Indian children who live in rural and far remote areas. For them, the pressing demand is to have classrooms, books, better teachers, and a fair chance to change their life path by studying hard for exams. Improving educational equity is the first step to solving the problem of quality in Indian primary education.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/3 15:48:40

Changing eras chronicle Japan's journey

Era names break up time and show that people look forward to a better future. “Reiwa” is a new start, but it doesn't mean that the problems left from the Heisei Era will disappear. They are still to be resolved by Japanese people themselves. People have expectations from Japan's new era, and we hope it will be more promising than the Heisei Era.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 17:48:40

Trump can't wait too long for cutting NK deal

Since Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and criticized mending fences with Cuba, Democratic presidential candidates for 2020 may attack him on these issues. Although prediction is the hardest part in international relations, it is still possible that the third Kim-Trump summit will be held in 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 19:18:39

New Zealand's ties with China need a reset

In Ardern's words, “China is an important regional and global actor, with whom we must work on challenges facing the global community and those critical to the security and prosperity of our region.” We welcome her insightful observation, positive and constructive outlook and pragmatic approaches.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 18:43:39

Abe likely to seek another term to complete unfinished agenda

Before Japan's opposition parties criticize Abe for seeking another term, they should think why there isn't anyone capable of taking his place. Is there no successor in the Japanese political arena?
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 18:08:42

On key Tibet anniversary, India needs to see reason on Dalai question

As China-US strategic competition intensifies and the international order is facing a change, some Western forces are trying to make an issue of the 60th anniversary of Tibet's democratic reforms and the Dalai Lama's fleeing China. India should not make mistakes on the issue again. China and India should respect each other's core concerns. The Indian government should make a complete break with the issue of the 14th Dalai Lama.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 20:03:09

How will Brexit reshape China-EU relations?

How Europe will recognize China and find ways to get along with it is part of the process of Europeans trying to contain the wave of retreat brought about by Brexit and re-energizing themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 19:58:40

As likely new Thai PM, Prayut's challenges aplenty

Prayut now heads a junta government. When making decisions, his words count and the opinion of other parties can be ignored. But in the future, he will lead an elected government, which has to carry out policies according to democratic norms, listen and respond to public opinion, as well as strike a balance among different factions. The Pheu Thai Party as the main opposition will try to set some stumbling blocks for the new government. Prayut's future policies will thus face quite a few obstacles. But with support from the royal family, military and ordinary people, he can bring stability and avoid chaos.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 21:48:28

Strong synergy seen between Beijing, Manila

With maritime dispute behind them, relations between China and the Philippines are back to a healthy track. At the Philippine Economic Briefing recently held in Beijing, Carlos G. Dominguez III (Dominguez), the Philippine secretary of finance, called on Chinese investors to examine investment opportunities in the Philippines and deepen economic cooperation between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 17:53:40

Modi playing China card to win election

New Delhi is also clear that Beijing is playing a mediating role and that China doesn't want to see India in clash with Pakistan. Therefore, if Modi makes it in the general elections, he will rationally handle relations with China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/25 18:13:39

Strategic dialogue further deepens China-Pakistan relations

The first China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue was held in Beijing on March 19. What's the significance of this dialogue? What are the new developments of China Pakistan Economic Corridor? H.E. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan answered these questions in an exclusive interview with the Global Times Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/22 22:01:35

Chinese investment can uplift Italian ports

The rise and fall of the ancient Silk Road has been tied up with Western capital's eastward expansion in the past 500 years. As oriental investment and technology is entering Europe along this old route, Eastern and Western capitals have started to mingle. Europeans will undoubtedly have mixed feelings, but their choice will determine their continent's fate and the world's balanced development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 18:33:40