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China-Russia bridge will heal old wounds

Standing at the construction site and seeing the piers rise one by one, it is not hard to comprehend the precious achievements derived from 30 years of effort. Now, finally, we can imagine the scene of the next 30 years when the two regions are closely connected.

Interdependence lays the basis for a regional security mechanism

At present, the Asia-Pacific situation is generally stable and positive. Promoting peace, pursuing stability and seeking development are the strategic goals and common aspirations of most countries in the region. At the same time, regional security issues are becoming more complex and diverse. Multiple, transnational, and interconnected security issues tend to break out abruptly.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/4 20:33:39

Belt and Road remains open to India despite absence at recent forum

The two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in mid-May held in Beijing attracted more than 130 countries. Even the US and Japan sent high-level delegations to participate in China's biggest diplomatic event of the year. India was the only country among those along the Belt and Road that skipped the meeting on this signature project.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/1 19:43:39

Abe fails to bridge divergences within G7

The 2017 G7 summit was probably the most difficult in its 40-odd-year history. Though only a year has passed since the last summit, there have been drastic changes in leadership in the US, the UK, France and Italy. In particular, American President Donald Trump holds starkly different opinions regarding trade deficits, global climate and NATO military spending from those of other European state leaders.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/1 19:33:39

Myanmar reconciliation still has a long way to go

The second 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference ended in Nay Pyi Taw Monday with some breakthroughs. China expended enormous efforts to prompt seven armed ethnic groups in northern Myanmar to attend this session, however, it will take more time and negotiations to ultimately reach a nationwide ceasefire agreement.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/31 23:13:39

Second Panglong conference sees significant breakthroughs

On May 29, the high-profile 2nd meeting of the Union Peace Conference - 21st Century Panglong drew to a successful close, having made breakthroughs in advancing Myanmar's peace and national reconciliation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/31 22:43:40

Abe’s friendly overtures to Beijing a ruse

Japan sent its delegation to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and expressed its willingness to become a member of the China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) earlier in May. The motive of these overtures does not appear to be aimed at mending diplomatic ties with China. Tokyo's wish to join AIIB appears to be an attempt to influence the program from within.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/30 19:13:39

Is Singapore exploited by India in joint military drill to ‘contain’ China?

If India really intends to contain China via military exercises with Singapore, Singapore may be the one which is exploited.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 19:28:39

A slim hope emerges for NK nuclear crisis

As the third opportunity is drawing near, all stakeholders are expected to engage in cooperation. North Korea should also respond in a positive manner. It is time that all sides show their sincerity and determination to eliminate the security threat in Northeast Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 19:08:39

Hopes for peace rest on 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference

The second meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference finally kicked off on Wednesday in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar, after being postponed several times. Despite some media outlets claiming that the symbolic meaning attached to the meeting is far beyond its realistic significance, it has been an extraordinary gathering bringing the divided parties together to discuss state affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 22:23:39

Empowering women will bring India forward

After my article "Revolution sets China and India apart" was published in the Global Times on May 3, I received plenty of feedback from Indian readers.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 22:13:39

Singapore’s role in Belt and Road initiative shouldn’t be dismissed

Although Lawrence Wong, the national development minister and second minister for finance led a delegation to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation recently held in Beijing, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's absence raised question over the country's attitude toward the Belt and Road initiative (B&R), and speculation about whether China is intentionally snubbing Singapore.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 19:58:39

Tokyo’s shift on AIIB based on economics

The first Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation convened in Beijing on May 14 and 15, gathering together 29 heads of state and government. However, although he is not a state leader, the head of the Japanese delegation Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party, also became the focus of media coverage of the grand convention.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 19:53:39

Singapore risks being left out of the loop on B&R regional integration

What this means is that China no longer regards Singapore as a friend. Despite cordial links with the elder Lee's government, one thing had long irked Beijing: the offer by Singapore of its supremely strategic location to the US for military activities in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 19:18:39

China-ASEAN COC consultation thriving

We have reasons to believe that with joint efforts by China and ASEAN countries, the advancement of COC consultation and deepening maritime and security cooperation under the DOC framework, China and ASEAN will become a community of common destiny and jointly build South China Sea into one of peace, friendship and cooperation in the near future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 18:23:39

THAAD can be halted under Moon govt

Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic Party was sworn in as the new South Korean president earlier this month. Given his lukewarm attitude toward deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile defense system on South Korean soil, debates are surging in both China and South Korea over whether Moon will reverse his country's position on this thorny issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 21:28:39

B&R can complement ASEAN 2025

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN, and its cooperation with China has been outstanding these years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 21:28:40

South Korean president may follow path of Duterte to maximize benefit

Moon Jae-in was sworn in as the new South Korean president on May 10. He once brought up a policy of "learning to say no to Americans" during his election campaign.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 22:03:39

India should reassess B&R from a new angle

New Delhi recently refused to join Beijing's Belt and Road initiative citing sovereignty concerns as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will run through Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, a region that New Delhi believes belongs to it. Therefore, India worries the CPEC project will infringe upon its sovereignty.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 21:58:39