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Trump U-turn on Pakistan reflects failure of US Afghanistan policy

The Trump administration previously used to highlight India's role in the future reconstruction of Afghanistan and publicly blast Pakistan, trying to force Islamabad to do what Washington asks. But the US has come to realize it must seek help from Pakistan after its negotiations failed with the Taliban.

Art of the deal unsuitable for North Korean nuke issue

It's now up to the Trump administration to decide the next steps. The recent changes on the Korean Peninsula suggest that the US can to some degree suppress North Korea by creating undue pressure, but it cannot expect to thereby force Pyongyang to denuclearize in full compliance with US conditions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/9 18:03:40

New Delhi will not sacrifice principles for Indo-Pacific strategy

In recent years, India has appeared to get closer to the US, which has a lot to do with the Washington's attempts to win over New Delhi to balance China's influence. However, in general, India's diplomacy is still underpinned by a tradition of non-alignment. Its foreign strategy is relatively stable and predictable. The attraction of Indo-Pacific concept is far from enough to make India significantly adjust its diplomatic principles. New Delhi has its own independent views on world affairs, which is the biggest difference between Indian and Australian approaches.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/8 20:08:40

Why the elderly don't retire in Japan and South Korea

The inversion of the population pyramid is a dangerous practice. On the one hand, working-age population is reducing, on the other, the number of the elderly is rising. This may lead to many social problems. Boosting fertility rate should hence become a historical mission of any population strategy in these times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/8 18:38:40

Criticism shouldn't disrupt China-Singapore ties

A diplomat as influential as Kausikan should make constructive comments on bilateral relations and regional cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 15:48:39

Can Japan's legislation on work hours reduce death from overwork?

The work-style reform bills, which Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cast as the most important of the current Diet session, were passed by the Upper House on June 29 and by the Lower House on May 31. As the bills go into effect, the Japanese are set to see major changes in their working style.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 18:18:40

Why Western media rush to badmouth BRI

The Belt and Road initiative is in its early stages, but the New York Times is in a hurry to come to conclusions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 18:13:40

China's proposals drive Rohingya crisis solution

The achievements made in giving effect to the four points may become vital in the evolution of the Rakhine issue. They will help Myanmar and Bangladesh win humanitarian assistance and moral support of the international community. But the international community should also realize the difficulties and time-consuming process of resolving the Rakhine issue and provide necessary assistance.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/3 16:23:40

Indian scholars wrong in equating territory row with Taiwan status

As a state-owned company, Air India should abide by the country's political pledge. In the context of better Sino-Indian ties, New Delhi can act wiser on the Taiwan question.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/3 16:23:39

After Wuhan, new vistas for Sino-Indian ties

China and India - two great nations - are capable of setting an example with relations that are free of a Cold War mindset. The history of their mistrust is short and doesn't come from any historical baggage.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 20:23:39

Nepal PM's China visit puts ties on a new road

Despite the series of agreements, it would be great if Oli can play the role of a catalyst for bringing the new era to Nepal. If the protocol on transit facility to Nepal, agreement for importing oil from China and the rail link up to Lumbini could materialize, the new era will be closer.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/1 15:18:39

Can Fukuda urge Japan to face up to history?

It is hoped that Abe can break away from a narrow-minded conception of history, apologize for Japan's past, and win respect for Japan's future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 18:18:40

China, Japan can come closer in business

Sino-Japanese cooperation will have a far-reaching impact on the direction of the future global order and Asia's political and economic structure. This, to a large extent, will depend on China's desire and ability to shape Sino-Japanese relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 19:18:40

Why Mongolia is showing interest in SCO

Whether Mongolia will join the SCO depends on when the country is able to dispel disputes and misunderstandings about the organization. The SCO's future development, relations with the US and links between Mongolia and Central Asia will affect Ulan Batar's decision.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 15:33:39

Peninsula issue requires a package solution

A regional security mechanism based on the Six-Party Talks should be established so that all stakeholders can conduct meetings, exchange ideas, and talk on issues related to regional peace, stability, and development, including the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the withdrawal of US troops in South Korea, unification of the peninsula, and the kidnapping issue that Tokyo is concerned about.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 17:48:39

Abe, Tsai turn Twitter into informal communication platform

The one-China principle has long been entrenched in and is a broad consensus of the international community. How can it be overturned by a few online murmurs? It is hoped that Abe will be restrained and Tsai can realize it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/24 20:18:39

China, India should jointly resist US tariffs

After the US government recently decided to impose a 25-percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, China immediately announced additional 25-percent duties on 659 US goods worth $50 billion.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/24 20:13:39

Kim's China visits cement friendly ties

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid his third visit to China on Tuesday and Wednesday in just three months - something rarely seen in diplomacy. It reflects frequent exchange of high-level visits between the two countries and an enhanced milieu of mutual trust and friendship. Besides, it is becoming more obvious that Beijing and Pyongyang are working together to deal with global affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 16:53:40

Abe eagerly seeks summit with Kim, but hurdles aplenty

Since the start of this year, North Korea has adopted a policy of denuclearization in exchange for security, combined with proactive summit diplomacy. It has successfully held summits with China, South Korea and the US. In this context, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who worries that the issue of abducted Japanese would be ignored, has changed the policy of pressuring Pyongyang to dialogue and sought to organize a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 20:38:40