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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.

Much at stake for junta and political parties in Thailand's general election

The Thai government will relax curbs on certain political activities. But it is not known when it will allow political parties to participate freely in elections. Whenever there is an election in Thailand, the country comes across corruption, violent attacks and demonstrations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 19:08:40

China not behind peninsula denuclearization setback

The US is supposed to take on the responsibility, compensate North Korea for its denuclearization efforts, sign the war-ending declaration as soon as possible, and inject momentum into the denuclearization process, rather than irresponsibly shift all the blame on China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 19:08:39

Afghan peace process faces headwinds

If relevant major powers can't coordinate, the Ghani administration becomes more unstable and religious extremism gets rampant in Central Asian countries, the Afghan peace process will go into hot water.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/2 18:43:40

India, US interests don't align on Indo-Pacific

The development of military relations between India and the US do not translate into any scenario that puts India on the US gunboat to contain China any time soon, but rather a new version of non-alignment policy of proactive engagement with all power to develop its economy and military strength.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/30 19:18:40

Freeing up the mind for future success

China is the most populous country and the Chinese people have a fine tradition of working hard and learning sincerely. The development experience of more than 40 years shows that the harder it is, the more essential it becomes to keep freeing up the mind and let people's thoughts fly. Only in this way can the fine traditions be fully utilized and the difficulties overcome, especially for China today.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/29 18:28:40

After Huawei setback, China should not give up efforts to improve Australia ties

The Australian government's ban on Huawei is detrimental to the long-term development of relations, which should be opposed. Meanwhile we shouldn't push Australia too hard to make it confrontational. Our enterprises and country will encounter setbacks and hurdles in the process of going global. We should draw lessons from it, accumulate experiences and ensure bilateral relations develop in keeping with mutual benefits.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/29 18:23:40

SCO can help India, Pakistan improve ties

A normal China-India-Pakistan relationship will promote China's economic cooperation with South Asia so that the CPEC may be upgraded to China-South Asia economic corridor. China and India will be more confident in the “two plus one” format in South Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/28 19:43:40

How China can help Afghan peace process

It's time to conceive and initiate a doable exit strategy as the least painful way to turn the page in Afghanistan and create a path to its integration in Central Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/27 17:43:39

Will new Australian PM reach out to Beijing?

Breaking the diplomatic impasse with China can be advantageous for the new prime minister who has yet to prove himself.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/26 18:48:40

CPEC key to developing western China and consolidating regional security

The economic development of Tibet and Xinjiang is bound to greatly increase local employment rates, thereby reducing crime, promoting social progress, transforming social traditions, and ultimately forming a virtuous circle of social transformation and economic development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/26 18:48:39

With declining loaning power, Western countries uneasy as emerging nations step in

It seems that every one of China's careless mistakes, even an innocuous error, will be used by the US and other Western countries. They distort and exaggerate the truth, making it harder for Beijing to resolve the issue. China has to deal with every problem in a perfect way, better than the Western countries did before.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 17:38:39

Australia's Huawei ban violates free trade

The ban on Huawei 5G will hurt the improving Sino-Australian relations. In his speech at the University of New South Wales, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke highly of the achievements of cooperation in innovation and technology research and development between the two countries and expressed hope that bilateral relations will develop on the basis of mutual respect and understanding. Nevertheless, what matters more is taking concrete steps to practice “respect” and “understanding,” instead of just talking.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 15:43:39

Despite project setbacks, Sino-Malaysian cooperation explores future growth

China should rethink these projects, and summarize the problems faced during the process of Chinese companies' “going global” and the BRI's external investment. Only in this way can the BRI enjoy a bright future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/22 19:13:42

Can globalization still override political tensions?

A few days ago, South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed to build a Northeast Asian Railway Community to link China, Russia, Mongolia, North and South Korea. This is really a good idea. But the Financial Times asked, “Will the US agree?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/22 19:13:41

Southeast Asia not a stage for Washington's game

The Indo-Pacific strategy shouldn't be used as a tool to confront China, otherwise the US will become more unpopular in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 19:53:40

Look at China-Turkey ties objectively

If Chinese society understands this well, public opinion will be more beneficial to the country's communication with Turkey, and will promote the two countries' development and cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/20 19:13:39

Modi's tilt to Washington in foreign policy damages ties with Beijing

If Modi's BJP is still in the lead, he might continue the current policy on China. However, it's hard for Modi to do so if BJP fails. The potential disputes will emerge again and harm China-India ties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/20 19:03:40

Chinese NGOs operating in Nepal offer key development model

China has an additional responsibility to focus on infrastructure development, skill-based training and a program that offers tangible results thereby creating and promoting a unique model of development that fits the South-South cooperation framework.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 16:58:39