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A regional solution needed for South China Sea

Given that the Trump administration has been paying increasing attention to the North Korean nuclear crisis and also economic and trade issues in the Asia-Pacific region, Washington’s current attention on the South China Sea is somewhat limited.

‘China responsibility theory’ on NK has to stop

North Korea reportedly launched a new missile on Friday night. South Korea claimed that the missile traveled about 1,000 kilometers and reached an altitude of about 3,700 kilometers. The Pentagon believes it was an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 20:08:39

Economic corridor project with Beijing assured despite Pakistan leadership change

The supreme court of Pakistan disqualified prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday, and he ceased to be the prime minister of the country.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 20:08:39

Doklam face-off a power play by New Delhi in the disguise of border dispute

Since the Doklam face-off started over a month ago, India has given different versions of the reasons why its troops crossed the border to stop a PLA road construction team.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/27 19:58:40

Australia woos India to counterbalance China

Bishop's India visit amid ongoing Sino-Indian tensions is a representative for India's growing significance in Australia's strategic calculus. In fact, the Turnbull administration has made no secret of its intentions to deepen security cooperation with its Indian counterpart.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/27 19:53:40

Common ground for Canberra and Beijing

"In the end, the things that bind nations together more tightly than trade or even iron ore and coal are, of course, common values." The words of former Australian prime minister John Howard are classic in their evaluation of China-Australia relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/26 19:48:39

Whitewashing war crimes won’t win Japanese anime director fans

On July 17, Japanese anime director Yutaka Yamamoto posted on his blog that Japan was working to promote the "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere" during WWII.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/25 20:08:39

US meddling disrupts peace in S.China Sea

US President Donald Trump has approved a plan submitted to the White House in April by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Breitbart News website reported recently. The plan outlines a one-year schedule of when US navy ships will sail through the disputed South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/25 19:58:39

China’s challenging neighborhood diplomacy

Political changes in China's neighbors will be a big test for China's diplomacy. In response, China needs to make choices and seek opportunities out of chaos for making breakthroughs and reshaping the situation. This entails great diplomatic wisdom and a coherent strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 20:58:39

New Delhi didn’t draw lesson from 1962 border war

The border standoff between Chinese and Indian troops has lasted for more than five weeks. There are widespread worries that the standoff may escalate into an armed conflict.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/23 19:08:39

India’s SCO membership threatens West China security

Since Indian troops illegally crossed the border with China in the Doklam area, China and India, both of which are members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), have been locked in a standoff, and as a result bilateral ties have plunged to a record low.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/23 19:03:39

Trump’s new Afghan strategy will fail if neighbors’ concerns not addressed

The best approach will be to include the affected nations and address their concerns.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 19:48:39

Abe era may be ending as popularity plummets

After a defeat in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election, the Shinzo Abe administration's support rate continues declining. The latest polls show the rate has dropped to 29.9 percent. The Abe administration has entered into a difficult period. In order to halt the slide, Abe announced that he would reshuffle his cabinet in early August.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 19:38:39

Revive border trade between China, Russia

Advancing agricultural cooperation between the border areas of China and Russia can help perk the enthusiasm of people on both sides for cooperation and is conducive to transforming the simple act of selling and buying into a cooperative mechanism of joint production and mutual benefits.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/19 20:28:39

Belt and Road initiative meshes with South Korea’s Northern Policy

Since its inception in 2013, China's Belt and Road initiative (BRI) has become a buzzword in international politics.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/18 21:08:39

Abe’s TPP hopes may not come true

Japan's expectation for the TPP won't necessarily become reality.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/18 20:58:39

Cooperation from China, Russia indispensable for US to solve N.Korean nuclear crisis

The North Korean nuclear crisis is different from what it was in 2003, which means the road map under the Six-Party Talks requires revision. The goal for reaching a consensus on "suspension-for-suspension" and "dual-track approach" proposals is not aimed at forming a China-Russia united front but preventing a vicious circle and possible collapse of the peaceful situation in Northeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 19:23:39

Trump's Asia-Pacific policy driven by trade, security

Constrained by domestic affairs, Trump's diplomatic policy consequentially lacks consistency and uniformity. The crisis over alleged Russian ties may undermine his political authority. In this sense, many elements in his Asia-Pacific policy may change.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 19:18:39

Global populist trend sees ‘fog’ descend on beleaguered Mongolia

In terms of Sino-Mongolian relations, Buttulga appears to be a strong nationalist who holds a rather conservative position toward China. Yet, he has been strongly condemned for delaying railway development during his tenure as road and transport minister. He is still essentially a businessman, so rationality rather than radicalism will be the main way for him when approaching China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 18:18:39