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Hawkish US ambassador to Australia likely to roil ties with China

Australia should do some reflection on whether it wants to be a long-term obedient little companion of the US or pursue a more independent foreign policy of its own.

Reconstructed Japanese town invokes nostalgia

The future trajectory of social thought in Japan, to some extent, relates to the loyalty of the younger generation toward traditional communities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 18:13:40

Accusing Pakistan alone won't wipe out terror threat for India

China has remained neutral on the Kashmir issue, hoping that the two can peacefully solve their disputes. China can play a constructive role if the two require its help. Otherwise, China would not get involved.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 20:58:39

Trump' s Asia visit tests US strategy

Trump's upcoming Asia trip offers an opportunity to showcase the US strategy for Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 20:53:39

Beijing-Seoul cooperation need of the hour

While many believe that tourism, cosmetics and soft power in the form of K-pop entertainment are the main money makers for South Korea, they are not the pillars of the economy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/6 9:58:11

Rohingya crisis creating potentially serious rifts in ASEAN

On September 24, Philippine Foreign Secretary and current chairman of ASEAN Alan Peter Cayetano issued a statement on the humanitarian situation in Rakhine State of Myanmar at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/7 10:28:49

Born of chaos, India lumbers amid turmoil

India, a country frequently covered in the Chinese media, seems to be in constant chaos.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/10/4 10:01:02

25 years on, CICA remains relevant for regional peace

The Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) has come an incredibly long way since President Nursultan Nazarbayev stood before his fellow world leaders at the 47th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on October 5, 1992 and told them of his proposal. In the 25 years since then, it is fair to say that the initiative has brought about tangible fruits and promising prospects.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/10/5 18:12:43

45 years on, Sino-Japanese ties eye a bright future

This year marks the 45th anniversary of normalization of Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations. 45 years ago, then Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka began his visit to China and then the two countries signed the Japan-China Joint Communiqué on September 29.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/9/30 9:38:42

Abe manufactures crisis to defeat unprepared opponents in snap election

The Party of Hope, however, is highly probable to replace the DPP as the largest party out of power. If so, Abe will have enough time to realize his long-held goal of a constitutional amendment and Koike will become a competent leadership candidate in post-Abe era after four years in the House of Representatives. Therefore, this election will shape the future trajectory of Japan's politics as well as reshuffle political forces.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 22:08:39

India-US defense cooperation: much cry and little wool

With obstacles ahead, India-US defense cooperation will be no different from the past: much cry and little wool.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 21:48:39

History offers hints for Beijing, New Delhi to handle bilateral ties

China and India need to appropriately handle their domestic and foreign affairs and work to exercise restraint right now. They should understand that coordination and competition will coexist for a long time. That is to say, no plan is at hand to fix problems facing the two states once and for all.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 20:28:39

China, India should compete for openness

China-India competition is therefore not really about which side can cultivate the most global CEOs, but which country can create the most open economic system to attract the most global talent.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 20:23:39

New Delhi's economic policies need a dose of Chinese advice

A time when all major drivers of the Indian economy seem to lose steam is also a good time for Indian decision-makers to review their reform recipe. After all, for a giant economy like India, only the right ingredients for reform are not enough, it also needs a right recipe to cook all the ingredients together, a recipe that carefully combines and balances macro- and micro-level policy orientations, long- and short-term objectives, and performance and electoral considerations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 22:18:39

Afghan National Guards plan a prudent one

American experts will conduct a thorough assessment of the plan and the National Guards will be required to collaborate with the Afghan National Army and American troops in order to improve security within the country and facilitate reconciliation. In this sense, the National Guards hold enormous significance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 22:03:39

Sino-US relations put to test as tension escalates on Korean Peninsula

Lawmakers in the US should not create trouble for Trump or queer the pitch for better Sino-US relations. Neither should the “Taiwan card” be played, lest American interests are put to the test. Interaction between China and the US to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue will significantly impact the bilateral relationship over the next five decades. Hence, everyone needs to be prudent.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 22:48:39

Russian ties can prop up China stance on North Korea

Military relations are the core of the relationship between the two countries. In recent years, under the framework of comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination, Beijing and Moscow have made progress in improving military ties, arms trade and technological cooperation. This Sino-Russian joint military exercise will strengthen bilateral trust and strategic cooperation to deal with the complex situation in the region. This will significantly contribute to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 22:33:02

Australian fleet must be wary of meddling in South China Sea affairs

Australia has always claimed it does not have a stance on construction in the South China Sea and it should remain neutral instead of ganging up with other countries. After all, Australia lies outside the South and East China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 21:58:39

China, Russia to reshape regional security structure

Many think that making North Korea give up nuclear weapons is mission impossible. Under such circumstances, China-Russia strategic collaboration is even more important. The second stage of China-Russia military exercises has proved that the two countries are both able and willing to safeguard regional security.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 21:51:41