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BRI can help boost Bangladesh economic zones, support poverty reduction measures

China could succeed in making environmental issues a salient feature of its society through this approach. As Bangladesh is the worst possible victim of climate change, it can forge greater cooperation with China over the issue under the BRI. Ecological civilization is more relevant to Bangladesh as the approach can strike a balance between rapid development and environment protection, which is a must for sustainable development.

'China threat' bogey won't work in South Pacific

Hyping up the “China threat” theory is the simplest and the most morally deceptive method to demonize China's assistance and infrastructure building activity in other developing countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 21:31:28

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

A letter from US President Donald Trump to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan sent shock waves around the world. First Trump expressed irritation with Pakistan on Twitter. Then a few days later, he spared no efforts in praising Islamabad's role in regional security. What brought about this U-turn in attitude?
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 9:03:59

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.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 22:17:22

Keep faith in Korean Peninsula peace process despite slow progress

The US may have to think about changing the way in which it looks at the problem and deals with North Korea. Otherwise, an expedient move for short-term benefits won't be of much help for the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 11:53:39

Japan, South Korea in spat, but Washington doesn't mediate

Linking historical issues with diplomatic pressure is nothing but a wishful thinking of Japan. Japan needs to be sincere to solve historical issues with its neighbors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 12:08:40

Security cooperation can boost China, India ties

Mutual agreements between China and India far outweigh the differences. The future of China-India relations will mainly depend on a just and shared order and weakening geopolitical competition. People are looking forward to joint actions to build the Asian security community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 18:58:40

Is Mongolia's current political instability systemic or a governance issue?

Mongolia is an important neighbor of China to the north and an essential party to the construction of China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor. Mongolian economy has just shown signs of recovery. Political stability in Mongolia is not only beneficial to the country and its people but also conductive to the promotion of regional stability and sub-regional cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 16:58:40

China-South Korea ties poised to shake off past gloom

I felt the effect of improving relations on one hand, but have some worries on the other. It seems that the public mood in both countries has not been able to come out of the shadow of THAAD deployment. It is important for the two sides to reinvigorate bilateral relations. The two countries have massive common interests in maintaining regional security, stability and prosperity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 16:48:39

CPEC defies skepticism to aid Pakistan's development

As China helps Pakistan with poverty alleviation and wiping out terrorism, it is also creating a condition favorable for the US anti-terror efforts there,” Long told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 20:48:40

Be wary of geopolitical rift kindled in East Asia

If disputes such as the Ukrainian crisis appear in East Asia, it will become easier for Western powers to upset the apple cart. Therefore, political vigilance is needed by all countries in East Asia and the region to prevent mistakes which are difficult to reverse.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 19:08:40

US anti-Pakistan rhetoric no help in Afghan peace

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry, while protesting Trump's statement with a top US diplomat, has already warned that anti-Pakistan rhetoric from Washington could negatively affect the Afghan peace process.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 18:13:40

Challenges linger in China-India border talks

China and India's different understanding of the order between trust and misgivings demonstrates their strategic divergence, which will keep lingering.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 18:48:40

Maldives has to walk China-India tightrope

The BRI has been widely welcomed among developing countries where serious shortage in infrastructure investment has obstructed development. China is happy to see the US, Japan, Australia and India propose an alternative model to the BRI and the US pledge to invest heavily in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance connectivity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 17:53:22

China focuses on the end, West on means

China is facing other steep challenges that cannot be overcome merely by relying on experience. It is also necessary to adopt a flexible and practical approach. Advancing with the times is what the Chinese like to call it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/22 19:48:40

Hurdles aplenty but China, South Korea strive to build community of shared future

The goal of building a community of shared future is not only pursuing common interests, common security, but more importantly, common values. People from China and South Korea have similar culture, but there are differences in values and mind-sets. It is time for them to seek more consensus, laying a foundation for the public to support a community of shared future through communication.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/22 19:38:41

Seoul spreads wings by co-opting Southeast Asia

In such an international milieu, the Moon administration has emphasized diplomatic, trade and export multilateralism on many occasions, and emerging markets in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Central America will become the core of South Korean trade.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 15:33:40

Be wary of Quad threat to ASEAN unity

The key to ASEAN's achievement today lies largely in maintaining organizational unity without drawing a line between ideology and political system. Thus the Indo-Pacific Strategy proposed by the US in this way will not only split the Indo-Pacific region, but also create a rift among ASEAN countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 17:33:42

As Japan and Russia relations warm up, Washington stands in the way

Japan-Russia relations have indeed been on an upswing so far, but it is still possible that the US might take measures to interfere and drive a wedge between the two countries. After all, with the signing of the Japan-Russia Peace Treaty, not only will Japan's need for “protection” be reduced, but also the rationality of US troops' presence in Japan or even in Northeast Asia will be weakened.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/18 19:18:39