OPINION

Nepal can be a bridge between China and India


Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli (Oli) is visiting China from June 19 to 24, his first to China after re-election in February. What's his take on the cooperation between China and Nepal? What does he think of Nepal's relations with China and India? Global Times (GT) correspondent Chen Jianyang talked with Prime Minister Oli on these issues in an interview.

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

Balancing diplomacy in best interest of Nepal

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's ongoing visit to China, his first after re-election, has been underscored as important by the two countries. This has caught India's attention. Oli's visit could be historic, promoting comprehensive cooperation between China and Nepal and injecting vitality into the Himalayan nation's economic development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 20:33:40

Rising nationalism in US biggest threat to the world

US President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policy of separating children from their parents on the US-Mexico border has drawn the ire of a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals. However, the US president doubled down on Monday claiming “the US will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 22:08:40

Friend and foe

Trump trade fight brings Japan and China together.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 20:48:39

US move to suspend military drills with South Korea a calculated move

US President Donald Trump announced on June 12 that he intended to end US military drills with South Korea, calling them “inappropriate” and “provocative.” He also said he wants “at some point” to withdraw US troops currently stationed in South Korea. A public clamor resulted as this was seen to be another of Trump's whimsical decisions. Criticized by US politicians, Trump's shocking declaration left Seoul at a loss and made South Korean troops nervous.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 17:58:39

How China opened up over four decades

In 2018, 40 years after reform, that process continues. And this time, the impact promises to be even more far reaching and dynamic than ever before.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 17:53:39

Trump's gamble bets on interests of US public

It is US arrogance to believe that a trade war will exhaust China. But the boot is on the other foot. Trade is mutually beneficial to both the US and China. Scuppering bilateral trade would cause similar suffering to both sides. This simple truth can never be wrong.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 16:18:39

High expectations from Nepal PM's China visit

Oli was applauded for his last visit to Nepal's northern neighbor. So the expectations from this visit inside Nepal are high. The people of Nepal are watching this historic opportunity with some apprehension and great expectations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 0:03:39

Chinese model enriches global governance philosophy

Now it's the time for the West to seriously reflect upon its own problems and reconsider its values. What it needs to do is to improve and move forward, rather than be obsessed with past success. If it continues to defend its internal decay by fabricating external threats, liberal democracy and institutions will face a bigger crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 22:48:40

Huawei block sours Beijing-Canberra ties

Sino-Australian relations will be cast in a shadow. Perhaps a few Australians want their country to become a political enclave of the US, willing to be a leverage of US right-leaning China policy. But it will come with a price tag bereft of benefit to Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 22:48:39

Passing the buck

Children have been separated from parents under Trump policy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 20:08:39

High expectations from Nepal PM's China visit

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's visit to China on June19-24 carries immense importance for bilateral relations, with a slew of agreements lined up in trade, commerce and infrastructure. Various ministries are working to do the homework, mainly on energy, railway and trade.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 19:51:06

Process of denuclearization remains a sticking point after Singapore summit

The Kim-Trump summit is a historic moment, but it hasn't come to a historic turning point in North Korea-US relations. The priority now is to maintain the momentum of dialogue, especially making sure that the US doesn't back out. North Korea should also maintain its peace offensive with actions like truthfully reporting its nuclear weapons and facilities. Besides, Pyongyang and Seoul should put the Panmunjom Declaration into effect. All parties concerned should be patient, prudent and willing to make compromises.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 18:33:39