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Race to Blue House won’t change China’s opposition to THAAD

The official campaign for South Korea's presidential election kicked off on Monday. Polls suggest that among the five candidates, Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party and Ahn Cheol-soo of the People's Party are running neck-and-neck, making the May 9 election results more unpredictable.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 23:48:39

Turkey’s referendum may affect future of Islamic world

Turks went to the polls on Sunday to choose between the parliamentary system which they have lived under for almost a century and a presidential system that would put all executive power in the hands of their president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. While media attention is focused on the political pathway of the president, there is something more at stake.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 23:28:39

Duterte's shift in tone won't overturn Manila's S.China Sea policy

China adheres to the principle of "putting aside disputes and seeking common development" to solve the South China Sea issue, and, with economic construction as its primary goal, lays much stress on improving good-neighborly friendly ties with ASEAN countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 23:43:40

Why is China-Russia-India strategic triangle not viable now?

The idea of the China-Russia-India strategic triangle need not be viewed as futile since an active and positive global role of the three countries could contribute to a more just and balanced world order that China has been promoting. But the basis of such a triangle is that the parties concerned respect the national interests of the others, which India should particularly take note of.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 0:13:39

China-Myanmar cooperation overcomes political mishaps

China and Myanmar signed a crude oil pipeline transmission agreement Monday. The deal is regarded as one of the most significant achievements of Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw's Beijing trip. The pipeline will be running soon, according to Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 23:28:40

Gulf of Aden rescue demonstrates mission of PLA Navy

The growing role and contribution of the Chinese navy in the international crackdown on non-traditional threats facing the world deserves objective evaluation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 23:48:39

Thaw of Sino-Norwegian ties comes a long way

On Friday, during Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg's visit to China, China and Norway signed a package of cooperation initiatives. They also signed a pact to restart free trade negotiations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 23:53:39

Myanmar needs more time for ethnic reconciliation

Accusations about an "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have been swirling in the West in recent months. Responding to this, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, in an exclusive interview with the BBC on Thursday, acknowledged problems in Rakhine state but denied there is ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 23:08:39

Washington desisting regime change in Syria a welcome change

The White House acknowledged on Tuesday that the government of President Bashar al-Assad remains a “political reality” in Syria.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 0:23:39

New Delhi using Dalai as diplomatic tool harms Sino-Indian ties

The 14th Dalai Lama has been invited by New Delhi to Tawang, a disputed region on the China-India border this week. The Dalai Lama is expected to be received by India’s Junior Home Minister Kiren Rijiju this time, a move that gives the trip some official implications.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 0:48:39

Beijing, Manila try new model to solve maritime disputes

Asia will face a precarious future unless regional stakeholders exercise cohesion and integration and solve internal disputes by themselves. As China believes, Asia’s security should rely on Asians.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 23:38:39

Military drill carries China’s message for Myanmar peace

Beijing is willing to cooperate with Nay Pyi Taw to safeguard border security. China supports the Myanmese government's ethnic policies and urges ethnic armed groups to participate in the reconciliation process.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 0:13:40

Putting extradition treaty on ice won’t help anti-graft drive

So far, the US is still reluctant to sign an extradition treaty with China. Canada has agreed to negotiate one with China, after longstanding opposition. Now Australia has put the deal on ice. While they send a clear message to China that they want fairness and the rule of law, they should also avoid becoming good hiding places for Chinese criminals on the run.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/29 0:03:39

Belt, Road new approach to improve global economy, trade

China should put more efforts to explain the Belt and Road initiative to the West, and attract them to join the initiative by the cooperation on relevant infrastructural plans.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 23:13:39

A weakened Trump presidency may impact Sino-US ties

Given the scope and sheer amount of problems between the two, it tests China’s diplomatic wisdom to manage both their commonalities and differences. The US has a different political climate now from it used to have, and we need to be more patient with Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 23:23:39

Canberra fails to grasp Belt & Road through ideological prejudice

Australia rejected aligning a $5 billion state infrastructure fund with China's One Belt and One Road initiative during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's Canberra trip this time over concerns the deal may damage its relationship with the US, the Financial Times reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/24 0:23:39

US’ politicizing exchanges hinders progress in aerospace

The US embassy in Beijing recently denied a visa to Yu Guobin, vice director of China's Lunar and Space Exploration Engineering Center, who planned to attend the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas this week, with no explanation given for the refusal, Space News reported Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 0:23:39

Canberra’s engagement with Beijing won’t undermine ties with ally

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang kicks off his visit to Australia Wednesday, his first overseas visit this year. This visit is widely expected to lift the China-Australia comprehensive strategic partnership to a new height.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 0:43:39