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Manila's China policy not dictated by ideology

In the final analysis, the Philippine president has the ultimate say in foreign policy. If endowed with outstanding political capacity, Duterte will be able to bridge domestic political divisions and reverse the direction of foreign policy. However, there is still a long way to go to cultivate pro-China forces within the Philippines.

US, ASEAN mutual disappointment grows increasingly obvious

Southeast Asian nations cannot find any hope in the US from America First and Make America great again. Trump's government has also found that those small ASEAN countries have neither the will nor the ability to help the US make America great again.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 21:08:40

India's decolonization spirit cannot be forgotten

India is an independent country created by colonists. The Indian people from various ethnicities have gradually reinforced their consciousness of national identity through their resistance movement against the British colonists. As a neighbor of India, China is considered a country of the Chinese nation. This difference constitutes a major reason that the two countries have embarked on different development speeds.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 21:03:40

Australia insincere about engaging with Asia

If Australia refuses to give up the vanity of being a “deputy sheriff” and show sincerity to develop friendship with Asian nations, it will hardly build intimate ties with China and ASEAN member states.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/27 19:53:40

Hanoi tactful in developing major power ties

All in all, what Hanoi is doing now is nothing more than trying to strike a balance among Washington, Tokyo, New Delhi and Canberra. The only change is that the country has become more tactful with its integration into the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/25 20:33:39

China's role in resolving North Korea nuclear row can't be sidestepped

China will keep its role of mediator in inter-Korean ties as well as interactions between the US and North Korea. Be it Pyongyang-Seoul summit in Panmunjom in April or a possible Trump-Kim meeting in May, Beijing welcomes them all and looks forward to long-term peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/21 19:08:40

Sino-Indian border row a wound from history

From this point of view, border talks between China and India are an attempt to find a way for a new rule in the multipolar world after the decline of Western imperial power.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/21 19:08:40

Amid scandal, Abe needs to withstand public pressure to amend charter

That Abe gets trapped in the scandal gives opportunities to Abe's rivals. If public disappointment hurts the chances of amending the constitution, I believe Abe's rivals will not waste the chance to replace him.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/20 22:53:41

Is Vietnam moving to join the Quad?

China has maintained comprehensive strategic partnerships with both Vietnam and Australia. We don't need to read too much into Phuc's visit and what came out of it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/20 22:23:39

China's role on the peninsula remains vital

The US bilateral alliance system has been proven insufficient to address the North Korea issue. China's role on the peninsula remains vital. The effectiveness of China's leverage on North Korea is not unidimensional but demands timely and sustained cooperation from the US. It is time for China and the US to think big and innovatively look for convergence.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 20:43:40

China, Russia indispensable in NK nuke issue

To the embattled US president, whose strategy is living through the day, any distraction from his domestic woes – be it peace or war – can look like a much-needed respite. Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping have a big issue on their hands and they cannot simply sit back and relax, hoping that Trump and Kim will make up.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 19:43:39

South Asia should not become a battleground for competing interests

The rivalry between China and India in South Asia is not a “zero-sum game.” China's development in South Asia will not impede, but instead facilitate India's friendly relations with other regional countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 21:28:40

Indian media read too much into Macron's visit

The Indian Ocean is not an ocean belonging to India, the US or France, but ought to be a “free and open” sea. If any country wants to do anything vicious, the surrounding countries will protest and China can also deal with it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 21:23:42

Is the Taj Mahal part of Indian culture?

India is known as the “Museum of World Religions,” but these different religions are not merely “exhibits.” They cannot always peacefully stay in the same “room” for visitors to watch.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 21:18:40

Will the thaw on peninsula bring results?

The global community has taken a wait-and-see approach toward the Trump-Kim meet, given past diplomatic failures on the nuclear issue. Some analysts believed that no substantial results would be achieved by the talks. Pyongyang's demand for regime guarantee is unprecedented for the US and will likely touch the bottom line of American hard-liners.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 21:43:40

Optimism mixes with skepticism in run-up to key North Korea-US talks

On the whole, although the Korean Peninsula issue is witnessing a turning point, the future is fragile and volatile. Trump-Kim meet is expected to bring permanent peace to the Korean Peninsula rather than bigger conflicts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 19:58:39

What will a Kim-Trump summit achieve?

Still the prospective summit may prove that President Trump holds a trump card: simply that North Korea has been desperate to establish diplomatic relations with the US. It may prove that this held true when North Korea was acting badly by testing its nukes or even when Pyongyang now acts good by promising to stop tests and suggests a meeting.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 19:53:39

China's critical role in Trump-Kim summit

In sum, China's geographical proximity and its increasing power and established interest on the peninsula determined that it was bound to play an important role in promoting denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in particular and shaping the geopolitical order in Northeast Asia in general.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 20:43:40

Despite strained ties, no chance of 'new Cold War' between China and India

The lack of consideration to appreciate another's behavior is also responsible for the negative perception. Both countries understand each other in their own ways. For example, Chinese people are firm in principles and flexible in concrete operations. However, India is firm in stance and lacks flexibility.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 21:38:40