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A regional solution needed for South China Sea


Given that the Trump administration has been paying increasing attention to the North Korean nuclear crisis and also economic and trade issues in the Asia-Pacific region, Washington’s current attention on the South China Sea is somewhat limited.


BJP fans dangerous nationalistic sentiment through call for boycott

With the border standoff between China and India in the Doklam area escalating, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called for a boycott of Chinese goods.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 22:13:39

Sanctions won’t reverse NK nuclear program

On August 5, the UN Security Council passed a resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea for its intercontinental ballistic missile test in July and violations of UN resolutions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 21:41:40

Will Abe’s ship of state sail into calmer waters before it falls apart?

If previous cabinet reshuffles were renovations of the interior decorations of this ship, then the cabinet reshuffle on August 3 was more like an emergency repair after the hull was breached by a series of scandals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/9 21:03:39

Belt and Road can’t be taken as a cash machine

News about the construction of the Kra Canal in southern Thailand appeared on Chinese media again. Thais with close connections to China are reportedly beating the drum and tying the construction with China's Belt and Road initiative (BRI), through which they think they can acquire financial support for the construction.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/9 20:43:39

As China, ASEAN manage divergences, US steps up intervention

China and ASEAN foreign ministers adopted on Sunday the framework of the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea during a meeting in Manila.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/8 19:58:39

China-ASEAN ties anchor for regional security

Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). When it comes to the most important role that ASEAN has played in the past five decades, the answers vary.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/8 19:53:39

Hambantota port shows Sri Lanka’s drive for independent diplomacy

Sri Lanka signed a 99-year agreement to lease its deep-sea port of Hambantota to China Merchant Port Holdings (CMPort) in late July.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/7 19:53:39

Can Japan’s new Foreign Minister improve ties with China?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his new Cabinet on August 3, with six people joining for the first time and two female cabinet members.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/7 19:48:39

THAAD deployment continues to haunt China-South Korea relations

Without a doubt, Moon's abrupt reversal of his THAAD policy will ameliorate South Korea's relations with Washington, but will not benefit Sino-South Korean relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 19:48:39

Tillerson may not bring ASEAN, US closer

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on a visit to the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia from August 5 to 9. Tillerson's maiden trip to Southeast Asia comes after his first meeting with 10 ASEAN foreign ministers on May 4 in Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 19:28:39

Ouster of Nawaz Sharif adds variables to economic corridor plan

A five-member larger bench of Pakistan's Supreme Court unanimously disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption charges on July 28.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 20:08:39

US may have to accept a nuclear N.Korea

With North Korea developing its nuclear and missile capabilities, the US seems to have come to a crossroads - either admitting North Korea's nuclear status or launching military strikes on North Korea which may cause countless deaths of civilians.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 19:58:39

Afghan conflict transforms from ‘war on terror’ to minerals exploitation mission

In 2001 no Afghan had an idea what exactly the US was looking for in their country. The ultimate goal was concealed under the banner of the "war against terrorism." As the dust of ambiguity is settling down, Afghans are realizing that the objectives of Washington are not what was stated in 2001.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 19:48:39

US using N.Korea issue to isolate China

North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile last week aggravated tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Using sanctions passed by the UN Security Council, the US has been pressing China's neighboring countries to cut their economic ties with North Korea, stepping up its strategic control of China's neighborhood.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 19:38:39

Chances for US-NK dialogue become slimmer

The Trump administration is pressing ahead with a new resolution by the UN Security Council to impose tougher sanctions against North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 18:18:40

How close can the relationship between Australia and India become?

There are also conflicts of interest between Australia and India as New Delhi focuses on shaping a regional strategic balance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 15:13:39

Western media favors Delhi due to bias

The Western-advocated principles of democracy and human rights are not what they are supposed to be when it comes to India.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 18:58:39

Indian elites stand to gain from advocating ‘China threat’ theory

Taking China as a threat and adopting hostile measures against China, if overdone, may turn China into a real threat, and Indian elites should be careful how far they go.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 18:53:39