If Islamabad has any need in this regard to combat terrorism, Beijing will surely provide assistance.
On the fifth anniversary of the ruling today, the best and ultimate way of “commemoration” is to throw it into the dustbin of history.
50 years after Gough Whitlam's visit to China, it is imperative today's politicians in Canberra should modestly learn his political sagacity. Australia's anti-China campaign has reaped in for itself nothing but economic and political losses.
Against such a background, it's impossible for Quad to replace ASEAN as a main regional security order platform.
Although Washington still has a heavy influence on the Asia-Pacific, its dominance of the region is destined to weaken in the future, and will eventually end.
If history has any lesson to these ancient civilizations, it's a combination of historical events, structural shifts, and bold initiatives that can help rectify a new stability in China-India ties.
One year since the Galwan conflict, we have seen few Indians seriously reflect on why China-India relations have deteriorated to such a point today.
Now, China has raised propositions that meet the interests of every party involved in the Afghanistan issue. However, whether or not the issue will be settled depends mainly on the effectiveness of consultations between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
In addition to following Washington, Tokyo has also made some active adjustments. It is generally believed that Suga has inherited policies from former prime minister Shinzo Abe, but Suga has also made some changes considering demands from Japan's domestic politics. For example, some factions within the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) have hyped up Xinjiang, Taiwan, Hong Kong and human rights issues. As president of the LDP, Suga has to take such an anti-China public opinion trend into account.
As for China, it needs to strengthen its cooperation with regional countries, including Malaysia. It also needs to increase military exchanges and mutual trust between Beijing and Kuala Lumpur. This will prevent US agitations from affecting bilateral relations between the two.
The trend of Japan's eagerness to tie its economy to national security has raised concerns about whether it will repeat its mistakes in history. For Japan, sticking to peaceful development and win-win cooperation is without doubt the best solution. This means working with China and other countries to promote regional integration mechanisms such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the China-Japan-South Korea Free Trade Agreement. These are feasible choices that serve its national policy and long-term interests.
To what degree Manila can be used to check China has become a yardstick for Washington to evaluate the value of the Philippines. This reflects that the US regional strategy has been on a track that focuses on China-US competition and a crackdown on China. When an ally is judged by whether it cooperates with the suppression of China, this is also an indication of a distortion of the US regional policy.
China does not seem to understand the extent of the incompetence and naivety of the Australian leadership. Thinking people and intellectuals in Australia are appalled at Morrison and his government. However tough Chinese sanctions and harsh words have only given Morrison the domestic ammunition he needs to bolster his claims that China is aggressively expansionist and seeks to dominate the region.
Judging from relative videos and photos, Australian troops conducted indiscriminate attacks and killings of Afghan civilians. This will make the Afghan people extremely disgusted with Australia, and also arouse the Islamic world's strong dissatisfaction with Australia's practices. Australia has created a strong negative image of itself in Afghanistan and the Islamic world. It cannot be ruled out that some extremist forces will take retaliation against Australia in the future. This kind of retribution will cause great anxiety for Australia.
Such hostile attitudes are partly the result of last year's border standoff between China and India. Besides, the Indian government, which has fanned the flames of nationalism, should also be held accountable. However, New Delhi is aware that it cannot link such large-scale disasters on its soil with China.
In the international political game, a country without its own strength can only be a chess piece, not player. Whether the future global landscape or situation in Asia will change as India wishes, the Indian factor is only one element, not all.
The Indian Express mentioned that, “India wants a good neighbourly relationship with China while also realising the full potential of its partnership with the US, and more broadly, with the West.” The best way for India to maintain its balance against China and the US is to return to the state of affairs before the border conflict with China and tilt a little bit away from the US.
Right now, political ties are at low ebb, while economic exchanges continue to flow between China and Japan. But bilateral relations are not as strained as those between Beijing and Canberra.
Although India has been a key player in trade and politics in Nepal, there was a decent amount of discomfort when India decided to ban all vaccine exports for COVID-19. The commitment and help toward this humanitarian crisis will touch the lives of millions.
Considering that the current epidemic situation in India is too severe, the Modi administration will mostly focus on preventing the virus from further spreading. India will not have excess power and military resources to create conflicts on border area, since some military resources will be used to help control the epidemic.
The response of Quad countries toward India's help request should sound the alarm bell for India. The US is moving close to India because of its need to contain China. Such closeness could dissipate accordingly as the US improves ties with China.
Relying on nationalism to mobilize Indian society may cause more troubles. In fact, India's new outbreak is related to the country's rising nationalism.
The time-tested China-Pakistan partnership is higher than the Himalayas, sweeter than honey and firmer than steel. Those who are jealous of Pakistan's prosperity and progress brought by such relations always want to stir up troubles.
Political relations between the two countries are very sound, with their differences on the South China Sea under management. In this context, even if the US steps up its attempts to woo Vietnam, the South China Sea issue will not make a big wave in China-Vietnam relations.
With India suffering from the virus, Pakistan has put aside past enmity to provide aid. India should reflect on the course of its pro-US diplomacy over the years. It ought to rethink its return to strategic autonomy.
By issuing a statement concerning Chinese vessels at Niu'e Jiao, the EU is behaving like a clay giant failing to bridge the gap between hope and reality. The EU should not stir up the South China Sea and sacrifice its real interests with regional countries.
The US has been attempting to bind India to its anti-China chariot. But when it is about support with practical moves, the US has stepped back with its commitment to take care of Americans "first and foremost."
Facing China's growing military strength and regional influence, the US believes resorting to the traditional strategy of relying on allies and partners is the best option for it to establish a new regional order dominated by the US.
Some Australian experts believe Canberra could have just let the Belt and Road deal lapse and not approve new agreements. But it chose to scrap the deal. This truly shows that Australia does not care about its relations with China anymore.
Both Afghanistan and Pakistan are vital to US' counterterrorist strategy. Some analysts believe the US has geopolitical demands in Afghanistan where the US has more counterterrorist cooperation activities than in Pakistan.
The new wave has made people suspect that the Indian government's early case data may be fake - misguiding the public that the country has successfully contained the epidemic in order to lift the lockdown early.
The Five Eyes is merely an intelligence-sharing alliance. The US now wants other members of the alliance to join the boycott of Huawei, as well as to take a stand on China's so-called human rights issues in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.
Those who see the cooperation between China, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan as a counterweight to Quad harbor a Cold War mentality. The cooperation of the four shows what real multilateralism is.
In dealing with the issue of Japan's discharge of contaminated radioactive wastewater, China should timely adjust its traditional position and policy on the judicial settlement of international disputes.
In the long run, Japan may believe its strategic interests are closer to that of the US and containing China may seem more beneficial for Japan. Japan may only try to maintain a balance between China and the US when it is forced to do so.
China's Coast Guard Law is far more scientific and reasonable than those in some other countries, which allow use of force but don't specify how it will be used. China's law can avoid the abuse of force.
Instead of making irresponsible remarks, it's better for the US president to declare defeat as its campaign of war on terror was nothing but a big flop.
Japan needs to be careful not to fall into the trap of expressions like, "there is something special in the US-Japan relations." If Japan completely falls back on the US, it will certainly harm its relationship with China, especially economically.
The US "intrusion" of Indian's EEZ is indicative. It highlights Quad has reached its ceiling and its internal contradiction is about to emerge.
Studying foreign experience in digitalization, along with other developed countries, Chinese experience is worth mentioning.
Many countries have made an independent choice between following the US in containing China and deepening cooperation with China, in order to safeguard their vital interests.
India is attempting to secure its balance between the two major military powers that are also India's old and new military partners. It may be not feasible and even leave both Russia and the US feeling unpleased.
Following the US' lead, Japan has been quite noisy recently in terms of China affairs. It shows that Japan suffers from diplomatic myopia and lacks foresight.
As China has repeatedly stressed, with the Coast Guard Law, China's maritime law-enforcement activities will be more scientific and standardized.
It remains to be seen if Japan will become the next one in the region that ties itself to the US chariot regardless of the consequences.
India can't achieve its development by getting on the US chariot. India-US proximity now is different from the rapprochement of China and the US (1972-2000). The US is using India to contain China, which squeezes India's resources for economic development.
The practicality of India's decision to become a NATO partner is almost zero.
Claiming losing Taiwan would be seen the end of US predominance in Indo-Pacific region, Ferguson exaggerates the significance of Taiwan. If the US has any military conflicts with China over the Taiwan question, then this would end the US predominance in the region.
China will never allow any other country to interfere in Taiwan question. If anyone wants to intervene, China will not hesitate to utilize all troops and arms.
Japanese netizens called Japan not to engage in “coward diplomacy” anymore when dealing with the US. If all of Japan's strategies are made in lockstep with the US, then it will have less maneuvering room in East Asia. Japan must have the guts to say no to Washington.
The West's attitude is a reflection of its hypocrisy. It upholds the banner of democracy and human rights, but casts a blind eye to how badly the Myanmar people will suffer if the situation gets even worse.
The military moves of Quad are obviously aimed at China. What China needs to do now is to improve its own military capabilities and to strengthen its comprehensive maritime combat abilities while proving to the world that a stronger Chinese navy will safeguard world peace and stability.
Democracy is just an excuse for these four countries when they are in conflict with each other. The Quad only has common geopolitical aims against China, not common democracy. Of course, in order to damage China's image, they will portray India's democracy as perfect. This is complete opportunism.
India has become a negative asset of BRICS, SCO. If it continues to seek courtship with the US and Quad so proactively, it will eventually lose strategic autonomy, become the US' hatchet man against China, or even cannon fodder.
This statement calling for managed competition and greater US-China cooperation was one of Ezra Vogel's last intellectual initiatives. It was drafted by Ezra, in consultation with Wang Jisi of Peking University, but had not yet been completed at the time of Ezra's death. Robert Ross and Michael Szonyi, Ezra's colleagues at the Fairbank Center, edited his final draft for clarity and concision, while seeking to remain true to his efforts and his vision for US-China relations. It's made public as one of the ways to honor distinguished scholar Ezra Vogel.
The most urgent problem in Myanmar right now is for relevant parties concerned to sit down and have in-depth, sincere and frank talks on the issues they are facing – and reach a certain degree of compromise. However, the US never cares about what Myanmar really needs.
The China-US relationship is not just about the two governments. It also involves the two peoples and societies. This is what senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi sought to convey with his speech to a US audience on Tuesday morning Beijing time.
Neither China nor the US can contain one another's self-evolution. There is no way for the US to curb China's development. China should also pay attention to US anxiety.
When China-US relations improve, Australia will strengthen its cooperation with China, Conversely, when China-US relations encounter challenges, Canberra adjusts its China policies to follow Washington.
In his book "A World Transformed: Reflections on the International System, China and Global Development," former president of Slovenia Danilo Türk discusses how to better deal with global challenges amid great changes that are engulfing the world. What can be done to move international cooperation across all sectors to new levels of performance? What role can China play?
The stability of US-Russia relations has great significance for world peace and development. Only by upholding the principle of mutual respect and win-win cooperation can countries achieve peaceful coexistence with others.
As the gap of total GDP and overall national strength between China and the US narrows, the US has felt increasingly scared. The superpower has realized that it cannot dominate the world anymore, and the sense of decline is spreading among the US elites. Meanwhile, China is thriving and its comprehensive national strength has risen rapidly.
If there is a scenario where South Korea is propelled to take sides, Seoul is not capable of coping with such a situation.
China and New Zealand signed a deal to upgrade their existing free trade pact on Tuesday. New Zealand has set an example for Australia in how to deal with China. We must ask: Will China-Australia relations continue to be in a frozen state?
India's unwise move of banning 59 Chinese apps permanently will make Chinese enterprises think twice about the Indian government's ability to really abide by international law.
In contrast to the hysterical block of Huawei's 5G of US, Australia and other countries, New Zealand has always maintained a sober position and refused to follow suit. This stance is rooted from historical tradition.
The multilateralism advocated by the US, as well as some other Western countries such as the UK, is one among an alliance of “democratic countries.” It's not genuine multilateralism, but a repetition of the old-time Cold War ideology.
The US' goals now are to establish a trilateral or multilateral military alliance system in East Asia with Washington at the center. But can the US fix ties with Japan and South Korea and tighten their military bonds?
Given the complementarity between China and Australia and the significance of the bilateral relations to each country, it's never too late to start on resetting the ties.
Facts speak louder than words. Xinjiang has witnessed earthshaking changes in recent years, with unprecedented achievements in socio-economic development.
The latest conflict between the Australian government and US tech giants is quite representative. In the digital era, due to the rapid development of internet technology and the lack of relevant laws, internet giants are able to control substantial quantities of sensitive information and personal data across the world.
The year 2020 marked the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). Vietnam has realized major achievements in pandemic prevention and economic stabilization.
The China strategy of the Biden administration is unlikely to change fundamentally from the former Obama “pivot” strategy or certain elements set in motion under Trump.
The theme for Biden's inauguration was "America United." But the result from signing this order will be a further political and social division in the US, which will go against the "America United" slogan.
Because of Morrison's opportunism and adventurism, he completely bets on the US, plunging China-Australia relations to unprecedented low ebb.Morrison and his administration should take full responsibility for the current deadlock of China-Australia relations.
With India's national strength, it cannot win in a war to oppose China. India needs to think this matter over: What benefits will it get if it collaborates with the US to create troubles for China?
Washington is a factor which cannot be neglected in terms of Beijing's relationship with Manila. The US has been the only military ally of the Philippines, which is deeply influenced by the former in terms of politics and culture.
If the Indian government follows Chellaney's advice and changes its position on the Tibet question, such as refusing to recognize that Tibet is part of China, then China may as well not recognize Sikkim as part of India. China could even change its neutral attitude on the Kashmir issue. China can absolutely take advantage of India's own problems, such as the armed separatist factions in Northeast India.
All members of the Five Eyes will keep coordinating with one another in the future. But in cases of specific issues, they will hold their own positions.
From the perspective of a person living in Fiji, China's help and support is everywhere. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19epidemic, China has done its best to help the South Pacific island countries.
Some surveys carried out in late 2020 showed different public opinions among Chinese and Japanese people toward each other. How do Chinese and Japanese view each other? Why was there such a big difference between the two people's perception?
It is foreseeable that China-India relations will stay at a comparatively low level for a long period of time into the year 2021. India's moves have harmed the Indo-Pacific region overall and particularly with regional post-pandemic era recovery.
As to whether Japan will formally join the Five Eyes alliance, I think Japan is strong in will but weak in capability.
Under the circumstances that regional cooperation in South Asia is facing difficulties, BRI and RCEP provide such a great chance to accommodate regional cooperation in both South Asia and Southeast Asia.
We can see that India will not give up its hope of counterbalancing China by playing the South China Sea card. Nonetheless, New Delhi has little discourse power on this issue. And its maneuvers are unlikely to make any waves.
Japan cannot develop comprehensive combat capabilities without the assistance of the US. Therefore, in the very long term, Tokyo will need to keep Washington close as a military ally and partner.
With the current global recession, where is Australia going to find such a big buyer? The US, Europe, India or Russia? Who can replace China when it comes to education, lobster, red wine, coal and other export sectors? Verrender also knows that it will take years or even decades for Australian exporters to secure new markets. Can the Australian economy wait for years or decades?
India's mentality toward multilateral mechanisms has been changing. The trend is particularly obvious this year.
Australia's China policy is actually following in the footsteps of the US, but Canberra refuses to admit to it. In a self-deceiving way, the Morrison administration has always emphasized that, “we will always be Australia.”
If Australia goes further in the South China Sea or with other military and security matters, it will be more difficult for Canberra to stop downward spiral of bilateral relations with Beijing.
To avoid a possible weakening of Australia-US alliance, Canberra is eager to express its strategic loyalty, value and will to Washington by checking and balancing China at every turn –even to its own economic detriment.
China and Singpore are capable of turning crises into opportunities amid profound global changes. Working together, the two countries can take their relations forward for the next 30 years and beyond.
The attempts by Australia and India to reach a trade deal is only of “symbolic” significance, with limited pragmatic effects. Even if the two countries eventually sign a free trade deal, it will be still very difficult for Australia to make up its losses in the China market.
As for China, despite the current China-US confrontation, Pakistan's cooperation with the US will not have much difference on its special relationship with China. China is particularly important to Pakistan's development strategy. Everyone knows that Pakistan will continue to comprehensively strengthen cooperation with China. It is even possible for Beijing, Islamabad and Washington to have constructive dialogues and cooperative measures to confront terrorism in the future.
In an objective, fair and neutral third-party perspective that employs rigorous juristic analysis, the Critique presents a comprehensive and systematic refutation of many fallacies and flaws in the award made by the Arbitral Tribunal in the Matter of the South China Sea Arbitration (hereinafter referred to as the Tribunal) in terms of legal interpretation and application, evidence admissibility and fact-finding.
It is hoped that the Australia's investigations of war crimes will be a step forward for justice and that the war criminals will be prosecuted accordingly. The US and Britain also should probe war crimes by their soldiers in Afghanistan, and bring those criminals to justice.
India has always had a victimized mind-set, worrying that its interests will be hurt by China.
Sharp criticism against China has become a sign of political correctness in the political and media outlet circles in Australia. Yet these disparaging and empty words are both incorrect and lack substantial evidence.
Friendship between China and Australia is still in the common interests of the two countries. If the Morrison government can truly take a long-term view, seek common ground while reserving differences, reduce speculation and arrogance, and be more sincere and peaceful in its contacts with China, it may find that it is not so difficult to reset China-Australia relations.
Countries who are not tied to the US chariot, such as most developing countries in the world, have no anxieties of a “vise” when dealing with China. In fact, not taking sides between China and the US gives them more freedom of choice.