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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.

Pentagon to set tone for Trump’s S.China Sea policy with USS Carl Vinson

What is the purpose of the operation? Will the Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy of the Obama administration continue in the Trump era? How should China react?
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/8 16:13:39

Russia can be a welcoming presence at CPEC

Russia’s involvement in CPEC is to serve its own interests in economy and geopolitics, which may complicate the regional affairs. But, if all parties stick to the market rules, China’s interests wouldn’t be harmed given that China has gained first-mover advantage, as well as capital and geographic advantages. As was said above, Russia’s participation is not a bad thing and there is no need to exaggerate neither its competition nor negativity. On the contrary, If Russia joins the project, it will be a stakeholder which shares economic risk, especially security risk, and has same or similar goals. It’s a good thing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/5 12:18:39

Remembering Nanjing Massacre: A push for Japan to face up to its wartime atrocity

What is the current attitude of Japanese society toward Japan’s troubled history and what changes have taken place under Abe’s administration?
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/4 21:38:39

India needs to cool its missile fever

Chinese don’t feel India’s development has posed any big threat to it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/4 19:03:39

Enhanced China-ASEAN security cooperation builds on long-term progress

The only way to face up to the misgivings and promote mutual trust is to enhance interactions, dialogues and cooperation. Now, China is enhancing substantive cooperation with the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand in security, which not only marks a new stage for the security dialogues between China and ASEAN countries, but also manifests China’s determination to develop a relationship of mutual assistance with ASEAN countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/3 11:38:39

Biased Japanese media harm Beijing-Tokyo friendship

Over the years, thanks to the rapid growth of economy, an increasing number of Chinese have started to go abroad and travel all over the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/2 15:13:39

US brinksmanship will turn SCS into a powder keg again

The US is most likely to provoke China by intensifying warship cruises and surveillance activities in the SCS, because the Pentagon is able to make these moves without support from its allies.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/29 18:18:39

Peaceful future in South China Sea is attainable

I grew up playing by the SCS beaches of Sabah, often at the expense of a few hours of schooling every day. But, I learned more by observing the ephemeral nature of castles built on sand, which are invariably wash away by the gentle tides of the SCS. It is perhaps this mindset for the peaceful permanence of the sea that should carry us afloat in the years to come.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/29 10:33:39

China model needs to be embodied by blue sky

Many Chinese have barely enjoyed the benefits of industrialization and urbanization, before they have to make a choice between a blue sky and a job.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/28 16:53:39

Don’t let rumors ruin China-backed projects

Under the circumstances, China should respond timely and forcefully like Zhao. More crucially, Chinese media must realize they have to make more efforts, apart from merely advertising the altruism of the One Belt and One Road initiative, in dispelling rumors. Practical and efficient measures need to be adopted. Besides highlighting the fact that peace and prosperity of Beijing’s neighboring countries is in favor for China’s security and development, more down-to-earth improvements and achievements in the projects should be discovered and spread, in order to win the heart of other nations’ governments and people and exert positive influence in their public opinions.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/28 10:43:39

More could be done to dispel 'China threat' theory in Central Asia

The “China threat” theory in Central Asia is reflected in different forms.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/27 15:18:39

India should be more open for Sino-Nepalese cooperation

However, it is neither realistic nor possible for India to always regard Nepal as its backyard and put pressure on Sino-Nepalese cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/26 17:43:39

Malabar exercise more bluster than real deterrence in East China Sea

As they planned to enhance their anti-submarine warfare operations, analysts believe that they would jeopardize the peace and stability in the East China Sea region so as to distract China’s attention from the South China Sea and disturb the political landscape in the Asia-Pacific.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/26 16:28:39

Drone incident hints at new tension in South China Sea

The new US administration should see that China and other countries in the Asia-Pacific area as a relatively peaceful and stable region that expects no conflicts in the South China Sea. Washington should stand supportive of the situation where multilateral negotiations and relations are in a good shape.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/26 11:38:39

Pearl Harbor visit won’t erase Japan’s atrocity

China’s tremendous contribution to and massive sacrifice in the Asia-Pacific War is ignored by both Obama during his May visit to Hiroshima and Abe’s trip to Pearl Harbor, as his agenda suggests.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/25 17:08:39

Pakistan’s CPEC invitation to India sends important gesture

We should grasp this opportunity to strengthen cooperation with countries in the region, such as India, Afghanistan and Iran, defuse their suspicion through the joint efforts of diplomats, think tanks and scholars, encourage them to become stake-holders, and speed up the building of the CPEC.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/22 20:53:39

Can Abe repair bilateral relations with China in 2017?

In addition to Japan-US relations, Sino-Japanese relations will also be an important point for the Abe administration in 2017, as next year sees the 45th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japan diplomatic ties.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/22 14:03:15

Clear stand on Dalai Lama will put Sino-Mongolian relations back on track

Ulaanbaatar has no intention to challenge China’s core interests at the sacrifice of its own economic well-being.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/21 23:33:40