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Huawei ban will sour Indian business climate

It is possible that Huawei may strive for an appropriate way to participate in India's 5G construction. It is hoped that the Indian government will create a more friendly and positive environment for economic cooperation between the two countries.

Singapore quiet but assiduous as summit host

It thus came as not much of a surprise when it was announced that Singapore would host US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as they hold the first ever summit between the two nations technically still at war. The world eagerly awaits the peace deal, if any, that would result from such a summit. Meanwhile, Singapore will continue to play its role as a quiet but assiduous host.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 14:08:39

B&R will help develop Himalayan region

When the Himalayas are no longer a thick and strong wall, what will once the most underdeveloped region look like?
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 19:58:40

Japan strives for relevance on North Korean nuclear issue

It's foreseeable that Abe will reiterate Japan's importance in this strategy when meeting Trump and convey his willingness to pay the price.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 19:58:40

Sino-US trade dispute: Japan understands how China feels

The trade talks brought both threats and opportunities to Japan. Some were blocked, others utilized and the rest were allowed to pass. China is expected to develop more through this opportunity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:23:39

Uncertainty lingers in US' Indo-Pacific move

In general, the Indo-Pacific strategy is not exactly a strategy. Although it has become more than a concept, it is no more than a vision that lacks operating details. More importantly, the strategy is not completely under the control of the US, for it will be influenced by the international situation. Compared with Barack Obama's rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific strategy, there is more uncertainty in the Indo-Pacific strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:18:39

China should be alert amid US provocations

Where is Washington's China strategy heading? Will New Delhi side with the US in US Indo-Pacific strategy? Global Times reporter Liu Jianxi talked with two Chinese experts at the Shangri-La Dialogue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 20:48:39

Japan pulls away from US amid Russia pivot

The improvement of Japan-Russia relations can come about gradually. It remains to be seen whether the deadlock can be resolved within the tenures of Abe and Putin.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 19:48:39

Is Australia's friendly gesture toward China just a subterfuge?

Whether China and Australia can maintain long-term and healthy bilateral relations depends on Canberra's sincerity, lest disputes break out now and then. Worse still, seeking temporary rapprochement to cope with domestic political and economic crises will only undermine the stability of bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 20:08:39

South Korea no longer an obedient US ally

By identifying an intermediary between the two adversaries, South Korea seems to be on the track of gradually transforming from a junior ally to a proactive partner of the US. The result is uncertain, but it is worth exploring for South Korea and for the sake of regional security.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 20:03:40

New security framework looms in East Asia

China is indispensable to lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. How to shelve bilateral disputes and coordinate with countries in the region for future arrangements is more important to China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 0:03:47

Europe and Asia – together for a more secure world

Too many players seek confrontation to achieve their short-term goals, instead of building sustainable solutions through mediation. Against this background, those who believe in a multilateral global order have an interest and a duty to join forces. Europe and Asia, together, can be the engine of a more cooperative approach to world politics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/29 19:43:40

Waffling on summit dents US image

US stocks dived as Trump cancelled the meeting, forcing him to calm down the markets. If Trump brings more uncertainty to international issues, he will jeopardize the US' credibility in the global community and lose faith among his people, which will be disastrous.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 21:18:41

India-Vietnam naval exercises a futile attempt to flex muscle

India should actively participate in Asia's economic development and promote peace in the region to be a responsible power when advancing its Act East policy. It shouldn't always take China as an enemy. Rather the two should respect and learn from each other. A relationship of mutual respect is beneficial to long-term stability of both China and India.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/27 21:08:39

China should eye opportunities in South Asia

China needs to continue keeping good neighborly and friendly relations with South Asian countries. And when implementing the BRI it has to consider the complicated geopolitics in South Asia and explore more.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 21:23:40

A way out in Sino-US standoff needed

We will not follow the American logic by raising the bogey of the Thucydides Trap. During the process of doing away with this logic China will go toward becoming a great power in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 19:38:39

India seeks major power status by pivot to NK

India aims at enhancing its major power status by intensifying ties with North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/22 21:18:39

India not just an onlooker in Korean affairs

Although both the US and North Korea have shown gestures of reconciliation, even if the administration of Donald Trump guarantees not to seek a regime change in Pyongyang, North Korea would still be uncertain about policies of the US president's successor. Since India often plays the role of an upholder of justice in international politics, it would become a harsh critic of the US if a future White House occupant adopted hostile policies toward North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/21 20:53:39

Will US trade protectionism affect Washington-Tokyo alliance?

As the third largest economy in the world, Japan is a beneficiary of the multilateral trading system, thanks to which, it could quickly recover after World War II. Japan has the responsibility and obligation to safeguard the stability and development of the international multilateral trading system. From this respective, Tokyo and Beijing jointly saying “no” to trade protectionism is laudable.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/21 20:48:40