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Has Australia misjudged US capability to interfere in Asia?

Taking sides with the US over China has cost Australia valuable diplomatic flexibility. Australia has been smashed between two rocks instead of milking both sides.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 15:13:40

India ridiculous to clamor about China-Pakistan MOU

India will eventually find that there is no room for its mentality of striving for sphere of influence to survive. Such logic will not be acceptable to any other country in this era.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 19:29:24

Why 'Asian Era' will be globally embraced

The “Asian Era” has started and will for sure have its ultimate arrival in the annals of history.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 15:03:40

RCEP, CPTPP and the Asian Century

We are thus witnessing the return, in full regalia, of the Asia Pacific to the center of world affairs. If China were to join the TPP11, and we could look at the possibility of a merger between the RCEP and the TPP11, that would be a real game-changer. It would certainly move us further along to what Kishore Mahbubani has referred to as the Asian Century.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 16:48:40

Can enfeebled Washington still dominate Asia's configuration?

America may find it more and more difficult to take charge of Asia. Looking ahead, Asia is more likely to enter a multi-polar era rather than a bipolar system of confrontation between China and the US — let alone a unipolar system in which China replaces America.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 17:13:41

FM Wang's Japan trip seeks certainty amid uncertainty

Ongoing strife in America and new trade deals in Asia mean Wang's trip to Japan is of great importance and is necessary.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 13:18:40

Biden cannot eradicate Trump's toxic legacy

Under Biden, we may see a more active US at multilateral diplomatic activities held by ASEAN. But it will not be easy for Biden to completely eliminate Trump's negative “legacy.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 13:13:24

Restoration of US influence in Asia-Pacific faces constraints

The US government under President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, has shirked its responsibility to provide international public goods, and has even failed to fulfill its obligations to allies. This kind of pure "realpolitik" has brought it widespread criticism from the international community, and damaged its soft power and global influence.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/21 15:47:51

We should jointly build an inclusive security architecture in Asia

Since the end of World War II, the US has influenced Asia. But more recently, Washington has been absent from important Asia-Pacific regional economic deals, such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and the just sealed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). US' absence clearly illustrates that Asia is developing toward multi-polarity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/21 12:42:24

India needs to stop hurting itself and others, return to reason

The Modi government needs to listen more to these rational and objective voices and do more to restore the Chinese investors' confidence. It is still not too late to remedy this situation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/20 16:48:40

Aussie joins US crusade against China but receives only hollow praise

By throwing itself into the role of US' deputy sheriff, Australia has been pointlessly sacrificing its own national interests with no tangible gains in return.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 15:13:40

Japan, Australia continue to pursue containment of China despite RCEP

Facing quasi-alliance between Japan and Australia, China should enhance its ability of counterattacking and stay alert for the possible threat that the quasi-alliance might bring.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 21:26:47

Japan needs to double down with RCEP

As a country that lives off trade, Japan sometimes fails to guard its economic interests from irrelevant considerations. But the RCEP is just a trade arrangement.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/15 21:36:56

New Delhi's ambivalent attitude toward RCEP

As a rising power, India should think about its role and the long-term development in Asia and beyond. This should be the attitude for India to develop its economy and diplomacy in a steadfast manner.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 21:33:40

Biden drives a wedge between China and Japan in first call with Suga

The improvement in China-Japan ties does not come easily, and needs to be cherished more. It is hoped that the two countries can meet each other halfway and properly handle their divergences so as to open up new vistas of their bilateral relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 18:33:40

Myanmar election lays bare indifferent relations with West

Many Myanmar people's favorable impression toward the West began to decline.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 17:08:40

Tokyo, Canberra won't sacrifice core interests for security cooperation

After Suga took office, Japan-Australia security cooperation has continued to move forward. Many analysts think the upcoming summit between Suga and Morrison will likely see a stronger consensus between the two for further security cooperation. However, such cooperation is more of political significance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/11 20:38:40

Anti-China moves in neighboring countries need more diplomatic attention

Biden coming into power no doubt offers China an opportunity to consider adjusting its diplomatic strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/10 13:33:40