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Can religious identity bring unity to India?

We need to pay attention to whether India can find a stable path between religious nationalism and harmony among religions.

Vicious hatred behind NZ mosque attacks

We were moved when New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put on a black head scarf while visiting a mosque. This showed her compassion for and solidarity with the Muslim community. However, more rigorous efforts are needed to assure New Zealanders and everyone around the world that in the face of gruesome acts of terror, all races and people have a shared fate, mission, destiny and future.
Source: Global Times - Agencies | 2019/3/19 19:03:42

US-Japan-India-Australia alliance stillborn

The Trump administration has imposed steel and aluminum tariffs and tightened procedures for H-1B visas on India, which needs to be particularly wooed to the Quad. Trump also announced plans to end special trade treatment for India. The series of moves by the Trump administration has shaken the US' standing among its traditional allies. How can India, a non-aligned country, tilt to the US?
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 18:18:39

Forcing ASEAN to take sides is doomed to fail

China, as a responsible developing country, has been committed to promoting peace, stability and prosperity in Asia, which has been noticed by other regional countries. Another Chinese saying goes, “As distance tests a horse's strength, time reveals a person's heart.” China's sincerity and dedication have won more and more recognition from other Asian countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/17 17:13:40

China needs solid proof in Azhar case

China and India should eye the bigger picture and prevent differences over concrete issues coming in the way of bilateral relations; otherwise, it will hurt the interests of both countries, especially India.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 17:48:40

Don't allow religion to infiltrate education

If a religion is allowed to infiltrate the public domain, spread around and develop without limits, the foundation on which Western civilization stands would be shaken.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/13 17:08:40

Why Moon Jae-in is visiting Southeast Asia

It's noticeable that although the NSP focuses on economy, it also involves geopolitical strategy. With the advancing of the NSP, South Korea also aims to showcase its diplomatic ideas and soft power, enhance its impact on economy in the region and improve its participation in shaping the regional order and making rules in the area. If Seoul increases its efforts in pushing the NSP forward, it will have an impact on BRI and Japan's strategy in Southeast Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/12 20:22:07

Singapore increases defense allocation with eye on improving military capability

It is no accident that Singapore has made remarkable achievements. It is the awareness of potential dangers that has shaped the past and present of the country, and will continue to shape its future. The budget plan for 2019 will serve as a solid guarantee for the country to guard its safety and cope with risks.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 20:13:39

Tokyo-Seoul quasi alliance faces new reality

Under the influence of the US-Japan-South Korea coordinate system, Japan-South Korea relations will not break up despite their disputes. It will be a “new normal” that Japan and South Korea are neither friendly nor isolated.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 20:08:39

Canada's rule of law in glare as Trudeau embroiled in corporate nepotism scandal

It's still not too late for Trudeau to do the right thing and release Meng. She is in the middle of a political dispute stirred by the US, and not a criminal charge. The US deliberately misused the extradition treaty with Canada. Meng and Canada's relations with China were the collateral damage.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/7 20:58:40

Despite similarities, why North Korea may not adopt the 'Vietnam model'

The reason Pyongyang negotiated on denuclearization was for seeking good security environment for development. If North Korea wants to achieve economic development, it must normalize relations with the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/7 19:58:40

Let SCO mediate India-Pakistan conflict

Regionalism and interdependence are gaining popularity and people have come to realize that there is no progress without peace. Hence, it is time for regional organizations to pay attention to the strategic issues of the member states, to bring them to a solution. It's suggested the SCO immediately call a meeting of all members to discuss outstanding issues between India and Pakistan and improve their bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/7 19:43:41

Trump's new tariff plan puts New Delhi-Washington strategic relations to test

Observers may find that India's rapprochement with China since 2018 is a wise move. It enables India to be flexible in major power diplomacy , which otherwise would be confined to the US. When Trump's threats are converted to policies, India is bound to respond. Let's see what the direction of India-US relations will be.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/6 19:28:40

Nepal refuses to drift between China and India

The worst case scenario for Nepal is that it has to choose between China and India, or between China and the US. From this perspective, the proximity of Nepal to China does not mean alienation from India.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/6 17:43:40

Japan is wise to avoid a quick fix approach on North Korea issue

Japan's adjustments toward North Korea are driven by its strategic demands. Tokyo is undergoing a strategic transformation. Abe's ambition encompasses Japan's economic development and diplomatic achievements, with safety as his top concern. Achieving denuclearization and resolving past abduction issues will be the country's important strategic goals.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/5 17:58:40

SK not mauled by failure of Hanoi summit

On the day the Hanoi summit ended, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Ri Kil-song visited China and exchanged views on Beijing and Pyongyang's mutual concerns. Besides, Moon is reportedly set to visit the US in March or April. These are helpful moves that will steadily contribute to resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/5 17:53:40

Beijing can play dove between New Delhi and Islamabad

Pakistan is China's old friend and Beijing-New Delhi bilateral ties are deepening. China will act as a mediator between India and Pakistan in the long term, hoping to accelerate the peace process between the feuding nations.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2019/3/4 15:28:39

India-Pakistan clash may affect China's South Asia policy

In general, Beijing will adhere to the mediation policy. In the long run, if tensions continue to rise, China may face a greater impact; but despite that China is facing difficulties in mediating between the two neighbors, in the current scenario, the influence on China is limited.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/4 15:23:39

All's not lost after second Kim-Trump summit

Even though the second summit did not produce a joint declaration as expected and led to a disappointing outcome, it is hard to characterize it as a complete failure. We still got some positive results from it. Both sides exercised significant restraints and there was no acrimony and hysterical finger-pointing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/3 16:18:39