We hope that in the second half of the century of relations and in the new chapter of cooperation that is based on the consensus of the leaders of the two countries, we see more and more development of cooperation and multi-faceted promotion of relations.
After Australia's highly controversial plan to build up a fleet of at least 12 nuclear-powered submarines, announced in September 2021 with the establishment of the AUKUS alliance, Canberra has unusually quickened the pace to further upgrade and expand its all-round military capacity.
The presence and influence of Western countries and foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Kazakhstan might give some clues.
China is the target of Quad, but it is not a foe of any country. Therefore, the security mechanism of Quad will not function at an extreme scale like the confrontation between the US and the Soviet Union. Quad can hardly function as a true alliance and will not have any real impact on China.
Extremism and terrorism cannot be solved in one single way due to the complex social, historical, religious, and ethnic backgrounds of extremism.
Diversity is our advantage since we can complement one another when sharing the same values and wishes - the prosperity of our motherlands, our nations, our families and closest ties.
The Kazakhstan turmoil has again reassured a close-knit Russia-China partnership since both countries have deprecated infiltrated groups of foreign-backed terrorists and opposed external forces "fomenting color revolution."
India is not a true ally of the US. The two sides will engage in military cooperation on the basis of mutual utilization with a sense of suspicion. Therefore, India's defense cooperation with the US and US allies is loose and lacks sincerity.
The US cannot accept a strong China, but is it willing to see a strong India?
Australia's review of Darwin Port proves the innocence of the Chinese firm's lease. But it doesn't rule out the possibility that Australia's China hawks may seek another groundless excuse to slander the lease. Their manner toward China is radical.
The China-ASEAN strategic partnership for shared growth and a community with a shared future offers guidelines and cooperation opportunities to realize sustainable development goals.
The Modi administration has made the decision to appoint Pradeep Kumar Rawat, a “China hand,” as Indian ambassador to China, which is itself a signal. India may want to seek a breakthrough amid current stalemate in bilateral relations.
Isn't it ironic that a country that has suffered a nuclear strike by the US now has to rely on Washington's “nuclear umbrella” and use Washington's “first-use of nuclear weapons” policy as a nuclear deterrent?
America may be trying to insert a wedge among ASEAN countries. However, this is unlikely to work in the way US hopes and affect ASEAN member states' centrality stand on US-China rivalry.
Frankly speaking, it is high time for all those concerned to get a reality check. There are actually many success stories that have been realized in Gwadar.
“Were it not for the Americans” is almost an answer linked to most of the problems we have in the world.
The US wants to control India. However, India wants to use the US' power to contain China and benefit from the China-US competition to boost its own economic development and enhance its status on the global stage.
Americans, it seems, have short memories. The people of China and South Korea do not.
As there is still the possibility that Japan will make more moves to overstep the boundaries in the future, we need to continue to be wary of Tokyo's increased cooperation with Washington in the area of military security.
Given India's balancing act of diplomacy, New Delhi will not distance itself from Moscow for the sake of catering to Washington.
For Australian producers, watching US competitors pick up their lost sales in China, hearing the Morrison govt repeat ad nauseam the line that the US stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Canberra is a frustrating experience.
Dutton rattled his sabre long and loud against China. He intends to strike fear of China into the heart of every swing voter. It was electioneering at a time when the prospects for the LNP being reelected are falling.
Australian “tough guy” leaders have been happy to engage with like-minded types in the US.
There is a worrying humanitarian crisis across Afghanistan. There's been a total liquidity crisis. Banks are hardly working. Business has just stopped. Support of any country that seeks to assist Afghanistan is welcomed.
We want to remind the Morrison government that reckless harassment and attack are bound to failure; in fact those that provoke such outrage will pay a heavy price.
Australians are aware of the dire consequences of a war. However, as mainstream Australian media are deeply influenced by the US, there is rare anti-war voice.
Upon the ASEAN-China Special Summit to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations, it is worth recalling the achievements of bilateral cooperation in the maritime field.
India has so many places to spend money at home. Before boosting military muscles, India may as well compete with China on the fair treatment of its farmers first.
Even if the US exerts further pressure, it will be difficult for Washington to force the ASEAN members to take sides.
The G7's invitation clearly shows that the group is subordinate to Washington and the US Indo-Pacific Strategy.
Since the border frictions last year, New Delhi has repeatedly flexed its muscles. But behind such moves is the mentality of a loser.
It is not so much that technology in Japan outflows to China, it is more that the research results achieved in China are brought back to Japan: Japanese scholar Tamon Ueda
India must abandon "persecutory delusion" when facing China. It's better to take sincere attitudes and make pragmatic choices in dealing with the matter.
If the USS Connecticut had struck a Chinese submarine, causing loss of life on either side along with potential radioactive contamination, what was a simple navigational error could have escalated into a major international incident.
If India aligns itself with the US, India may highly likely end up with what France is going through today.
This is where Abbott pops into the picture. A weak man with limited intellect, he is a bully easily manipulated.
The challenge faced by both Beijing and Washington in the 21st century is how to build a new security architecture in East Asia instead of continuing the existing one.
There is no doubt that a reform of any military power is a great improvement or even a subversive demolishment of the old system. India's reform process has only just started and it already faces many challenges and fears that New Delhi will face more tasks in the overhaul process. India's military reform in a short period still seems relatively radical.
The more Washington upholds the Quad, the more countries will see through the essence of the bloc – which is a pure creator of crisis, confrontation, chaos, and antagonism. Thus, the Biden administration's goal to legitimize its campaign will be resisted by more and more countries.
ASEAN was founded against the background of the Cold War, from which the members have clearly learned lessons.
As two major countries with vital roles in East Asia, China and Japan have broad consensus on regional cooperation.
India will continue to pursue its major power status. But serving as a staging post for US, India will merely play the role as a follower. As a result, India's international status and image will be undermined, so will be its national interests.
The SCO can play an important role in the Afghan issue because it represents an international voice to express SCO member states' position and concerns about Afghanistan. This is a positive step. It holds the potential to greatly promote the coordinated resolution of the Afghan issue.
China and ASEAN countries should regard South China Sea as a "test field" of building the maritime community with a shared future. In this way, we can truly build the South China Sea into a common homeland of regional countries for shared prosperity, and contribute to the human being's peaceful use of oceans and the establishment of a new maritime order.
The right of foreign ships to navigate in the sea areas under the sovereign jurisdiction of the coastal state is not derived from freedom of navigation. The claim that such right of navigation is equivalent to freedom of navigation will obviously undermine the rights of the coastal state. It will hence upset the balance of rights and obligations between the coastal state and other states.
Although India has not formally joined the Five Eyes, it has established different forms and levels of intelligence sharing with members of the group. In this regard, China must be vigilant against the future impact of intelligence sharing between India and the Five Eyes.
No matter who wins the race for leadership of Japan's LDP, there is already a consensus within the party on continuing policies that emphasize a close US-Japan alliance. Thus, the China-Japan ties will likely keep the status quo or even deteriorate.
The first India-Australia 2+2 dialogue indicates the two countries are warming up to each other. But as their cooperation is unbalanced – concentrating merely in politics, but little in economy, there is nothing for China to worry about.
$1 billion invest annually from US to Pacific islands to counter Beijing? Not likely.
US' “20-year war” has come to an end, costing billions of dollars and causing hundreds of thousands of casualties among the Afghan people. What can the US learn from this? What lessons have been learned? Will it happen again?
US did not hesitate to lash out at the new Afghan cabinet. But who made Taliban where it is today? If US is so against the force, why did it sit on negotiation table with Taliban, reached an agreement with it and abandoned Ghani government?
Modi's visit to the US signals he hopes India-US ties to move closer. A Chinese idiom goes, “Those who have the same illness sympathize with each other.” But as India leans closer toward the US, its strategic autonomy will continue to fall flat.
The Taliban should safeguard their national independence while avoiding conflict and confrontation especially in their interactions with the US and the West in general.
Australian forces' decision to “challenge" China's amended Maritime Traffic Safety Law stands to simultaneously undermine the seriousness of international law, China's interests and regional security. It will be a no-win contest.
Japan has limited choices. Even if it is unwilling to commit itself to defending Taiwan at home, it has to follow US' lead on the Taiwan question.
India's main purpose in catering to the West is to build its image as a so-called democracy by smearing China and Pakistan.
Afghanistan is an independent sovereign state and belongs to the Afghan people. US and India's idea of ceding their influence in Afghanistan to others shows the arrogance of their hegemonic mind-set.
China and Russia are cooperating on the Afghan issue, but the two countries are not aiming at establishing a new Quad mechanism.
The US' hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan will to some extent shake the Indian strategic community's confidence in the US' credibility as well as the US' ability and willingness to fulfill its commitments to its allies and partners.
Japan is well aware that it cannot benefit if a military clash breaks out between China and the US.
The failure of the US and some other Western countries in Afghanistan has once again proven that the emphasis on only strikes will not be helpful to fight terrorism. And putting the interests of some countries above others and even humankind cannot fundamentally solve the problem of international terrorism.
Australia has burned bridges behind itself.
India has long praised itself as the largest democracy in the world. It is therefore favored by the US and the West, allowing itself to enjoy a benign environment for development. However, democratic chaos has been repeated in this South Asian country, making it a target of criticism of both Western and Indian scholars.
Even if the UK from time to time sends warships or carrier strike groups to Asian waters, those activities are only short-term. They have very limited influence on the regional situation, if any whatsoever.
Afghanistan, as well as other ethnic groups and lands, has suffered from the political interference of the great powers. But now they will have the opportunity to strive for their own happiness with the people of the world under the multilateral order of equality, mutual benefit and friendship.
Washington thought it could lead the other countries by the nose by touting out the so-called democratic values. But such a baton does not work anymore. These countries eye pragmatic interests, and will not serve US hegemony.
As US Western allies are questioning its capabilities and seeking more autonomy on policy, Washington's plan for a strategic shift and great power competition by withdrawing from Afghanistan has appeared unreasonable and powerless without support.
The new refugee crisis is directly linked to the political upheaval triggered by the hasty withdrawal of the US military.
Taiwan is only one card in the eyes of the US. But Afghanistan was one card for multiple usages.
For the Biden administration, Harris' trip should consolidate the Indo-Pacific Strategy in Southeast Asia to start competition with China from a better "position of strength." However, the problem is many Southeast Asian countries do not believe their vision of the Indo-Pacific is completely consistent with the US' Indo-Pacific Strategy.
Countries in the Indian Ocean should be wary of the expansion of the Colombo Security Conclave, a mechanism that might become a trap set by India to maintain its dominance in the region and realize its geopolitical ambitions.
Will Kamala Harris rope in Asian allies and partners to roil South China Sea waters during her SE Asia trip? Even the staunchest US allies, for instance, NATO members,, don't want to worsen their ties with China because of South China Sea issue.
If the situation in Afghanistan worsens, Biden may need China's help more, rather than solicit bipartisan consensus to suppress China.
India is a country with the ambition to develop into a global power. It needs to rely on itself regarding both development and security. Only with autonomy can New Delhi improve its international status and gain international respect.
Could US end its strategic profligacy in a decent way? Witnessing Kabul's “Saigon moment,” one has to ask: How much capacity does the US still have to stay in its position as the so-called leader to lead its partners to meet various challenges?
HRW has provoked politically and socially toxic environments through consistently fabricating misleading information and launching groundless attacks against Cambodia since the early 1990s
The fact is that China will never intervene in Afghanistan in the way the US has done in the past 20 years. Instead, China has offered constructive suggestions that are totally different from the US approach, and that may lead to results the US approach can never achieve.
Australia has its own national interest to prioritize rather than serving Washington's strategy to preserve its global hegemony. It therefore takes prudence and wisdom for the Morrison government to think wisely before it leaps into the anti-China trap set up by Washington.
Japan must strictly abide by international law and the norms of international relations. It must adhere to its commitments made in the Japan-China Joint Communiqué, and fully respect the one-China principle It must fully implement Article 8 of the Potsdam Declaration. There is absolutely no gray area in this regard.
The US' conventional deterrence capability in the Western Pacific has relatively declined. It is eager to unite allies and partners to strengthen its conventional deterrence capabilities against China, which reflects its strategic anxiety.
The US and Japan want to drag ASEAN members in geopolitical conflicts mainly to create trouble for China. However, this approach is against the interests of Southeast Asian countries.
In words, Washington has repeatedly underlined to maintain ASEAN centrality in regional cooperation. But in reality, Washington has been acting "from a position of strength" toward ASEAN members in multilateral situations.
The Biden administration's senior officials have recently kicked off frequent visits to Asia. Their tasks are inherently contradictory.
How many evil deeds have been done in Australia's notorious offshore detention centers? Why has Australia's immigration policy come under so much fire? Under the hypocritical mask of “human rights preacher” are undiscovered crimes and evil deeds.
The visits of senior US officials did not ease the concerns of Southeast Asian countries, but continue to strengthen the pressure of regional countries to take sides.
US needs to draw India into its strategic competition with China, but it still pressures India on human rights issues. This clearly indicates India is of little value to the US beyond the issue of containing China ideologically and geopolitically.
Duterte's decision to keep the VFA can be seen as a compromise to domestic pro-US political forces. It doesn't mean Manila will align itself closely with Washington to confront Beijing.
The Japanese ambassador's void promises and futile support carry no actual substance. It is simply out of the question that Japan, itself ensnared in the deteriorating pandemic, would lend a helping hand to Australia's economic plight.
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.