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Japan aims to expand political clout by creating global military footprint


We can see that Japan signing ACSAs with six countries is not just for defense and military purposes, it's part of an overall plan to influence economics, politics, military and culture, which is a long-term strategic mind-set of the Japanese government.


WWII peace treaty between Russia, Japan unlikely in near future

Signing the peace treaty is a contest of patience and both Russia and Japan have pinned their hopes on concessions from the other side.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 19:08:40

How Seoul can break peninsula logjam

South Korea needs to work out a better way of communication. Since the beginning of 2018, exchange of opinion over the peninsula issue has been driven by interactions between heads of states. The top-down approach has played an extremely significant role in breaking the stalemate and formed a thinking pattern in addressing the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 19:03:39

Decriminalizing homosexuality a landmark for India after long-drawn legal fight

There is a long way to go. But the sexual minority group will press forward with indomitable will. Just as Indian Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra quoted German writer Goethe, “I am what I am. So take me as I am... Denial of self-expression is like death.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 19:33:39

Chinese FM's Pakistan trip cements relations

Wang Yi's visit to Pakistan was highly successful, as it has set the tone for taking collaboration between the two countries to new heights.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 19:13:40

North Korea's reconciliatory signals need US response

Now is the time for the US to grab the opportunity of transforming symbolic goodwill gestures into concrete attempts to bring about peace.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 17:43:40

Foreign corporate interests foment anti-China mood in Australia

It is rather embarrassing to point a finger at China for foreign interference when Australia's allies' financial interests are trumping the country's national interest.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 19:13:41

How to read N.Korea's signals in military parade

Some in the US fundamentally believe that North Korea is not a “normal country” qualified to negotiate with the US – that is the crux of strained bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 19:13:40

Personal ties won't help Japan avoid US tariffs

The Japan-US alliance might not be shaky at this time, but it will prompt more Japanese to reflect on their relationships with the US and China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 18:48:39

India playing wily game with US, Russia and China

India is playing games to gain benefits from all sides – China, Russia and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 14:08:39

US-Pak ties strained by anti-terror accusations hard to thaw

The construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will not only promote Pakistan's economic and social development, but also benefit Afghanistan. If the US supports and participates in the construction of CPEC, it will be conducive to achieving stability in the Pakistan-Afghanistan region as well.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 19:38:39

US tilts toward India in shifting South Asia policy

The current situation risks polarizing the regional order in which Washington looms as a condescending and partisan actor which Pakistan hates to engage even in times of crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 22:11:56

Is Duterte launching a diplomacy revolution?

To a large extent, the Philippines' China policy shows a hedging feature – it not only seeks to maximize short-term interests, but also prepares itself for long-term risks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 17:58:40

Many hurdles in the way of India's 100 airports plan

If the ambitious plan can be implemented smoothly, it will not only meet the travel demands of the Indian public, but also help the country augment infrastructure on a massive scale. Ultimately, it can serve as a catalyst for India's economic development, especially in the manufacturing sector.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 12:13:39

Japan a natural partner in BRI development

Japan's engagement and China-Japan cooperation have shown the huge potential for wider cooperation in the next stage of jointly promoting BRI.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 18:03:43

To silence detractors, make CPEC a showpiece of success BRI can achieve

Instead of merely depending on expanding investments and publicity, Beijing should study Pakistan's domestic problems and regional issues, especially its ties with India, and problems arising during the BRI implementation in other places. Specific measures for Pakistan and the CPEC are needed.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 18:43:42

Chinese values will determine nation's future

How China will change in the future depends on the extent to which the new generation can maintain its modern life by continuing to work as hard as their parents and exercise the same loyalty to their families, and finally, achieve more self-development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 18:43:40

Japan's defense white paper sends contradicting message on ties with China

No matter how much progress has been made over the North Korean nuclear issue, it will not be mentioned in Japan's defense white paper either, because the document doesn't serve the fact, but promotes the Japanese government's military propaganda.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 19:03:40

US, India not on same page despite dialogue

On anti-terrorism issues, India will continue to ask the US to create pressure on Pakistan. Actually, the US has responded to India's request by cancelling some security-related aid to Pakistan and adding three Pakistanis with Lashkar-e-Taiba ties to its terror watch list.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 18:58:40