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SE Asia needs clear stance against new cold war

Southeast Asian countries should do more to clearly and openly oppose the US' new cold war offensive toward China. This not only is critical to their own interests, but also matters to regional peace and development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 16:15:12

Indonesia should make comprehensive considerations on the South China Sea

It shows that the policy of building amicable partnerships with neighboring countries rather than implementing the beggar-thy-neighbor policy can not only maximize national interests, but also avoid being involved in disputes among great powers. The Philippines and Vietnam have made the right choice. This is worthy of reflection for Indonesian authorities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 22:28:40

It's time for Canberra to be assertive and not a US pawn

China respects and supports Australia's independence in policymaking with regard to international politics and diplomacy, economic cooperation and cultural diversity. It is time for Australia to be assertive in its own international policy and, as Payne judiciously said, to “make our own decisions, our own judgments in the Australian national interest”.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 21:18:40

AUSMIN shows Australia's China policy different to US'

The key challenge in addressing the current tensions in the Australia-China relationship isn't about what America wants. It's whether China is willing to pick up the phone when Australia calls.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 20:23:40

India's hard-line attempt to politicize Confucius Institutes will backfire

India's decision to review the Confucius Institutes is in fact an act to politicize education and people-to-people exchanges. It will negatively affect the mutual trust between the Chinese and Indian societies as well as the political trust between the two governments.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 20:03:41

Sinophobia and Indian nationalism a bad mix

One should never forget that China-India friendship from the very beginning was established on the spirit of the diplomatic principle of "seeking the common ground while putting aside the differences."
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 13:08:37

COVID-19 fight more important than illusory geopolitical game in South Asia

French President Emmanuel Macron once said in his discussion with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison about responses to COVID-19 that "the urgency is for cohesion." These words are also applicable to India.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 11:38:59

Does Malaysia want to rock the boat in the South China Sea?

With tensions between China and the US in the South China Sea escalating, these claimants are clearly aware that military conflicts between the two giants in the South China Sea would pose a huge threat to their own security. Southeast Asian countries will be reluctant to see such a consequence. As a response, they would try to make efforts to cool down the China-US tensions in the region and resist making too many offensive and radical actions toward China under the instigation of the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 22:03:40

Washington's Diaoyu Islands promise tricks Tokyo to bash Beijing

In fact, the US has been the evil backstage manipulator of China-Japan disputes over the Diaoyu Islands. The Trump administration won't stop playing the China card to win more support for votes with the presidential elections at the corner.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 14:56:14

New fighter jets fuel nationalism in India

New Delhi needs to wake up to the fact that the gap of national strength between China and India is actually widening. It should also realize that the US will hardly provide India with any solid benefits. How India reacts to these realities will determine its future diplomacy with China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 22:37:48

Manila seeks balanced S. China Sea diplomacy, a blow to Washington's strategy

US' attempt to disturb the South China Sea affairs is suffering from a setback. But the US will hardly stop and will only try harder to rope in some other Western countries to meddle in the South China Sea – for which China should be fully prepared.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 20:54:48

India-Australia closeness draws attention

China-Australia relations have become icy since the COVID-19 outbreak. Based on its dishonorable role in Huawei, Hong Kong, and the South China Sea affairs, Australia needs more substantive “Quad.” This is in line with Aussie acting as a US vanguard to contain China and its demand to play a bigger role in the Indo-Pacific security affairs in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 19:18:40

Pressuring China with US-India naval drills is pure vanity

Some Indians, like foxes that want to use a tiger's might to their own advantage, as the saying goes, are seeking support from the US. Such efforts will be in vain.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 18:26:51

Pompeo's S.China Sea declaration risks pushing China-US ties into abyss

Pompeo's statement shows that the US' policy in the South China Sea has changed from military pressure into a comprehensive suppression combining military action and hyping public opinion. This is an escalation of the US' tactical pressure on China, and especially on the South China Sea issue.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 14:40:01

US peace destroyer in the South China Sea

If the US Navy tries to exclude China from multilateral consultation frameworks or takes a hostile approach toward China, the South China Sea may become even more insecure and unstable. Under such circumstances, the US will be the one to blame.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 13:38:40

Satoshi Suzuki's LAC statement serves multiple purposes

China should keep upholding its independent foreign policy of peace. China promotes peaceful negotiations with India, Japan and other countries to resolve their border and maritime disputes. It remains to be seen whether the US, Japan and Australia could rope in India for their strategic calculations to contain China. After all, India may carefully consider the alliances against China and may not easily agree to the US-Japan-Australia alliance's request.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 11:27:34

India wrong to fear losing regional countries to Chinese clout

It is hoped the Modi administration can overcome the entrenched anti-China sentiment in Indian political and media arenas – they would embrace amicable bilateral relations for pragmatic and mutually beneficial solutions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 18:13:40

Neighborhood first or coercive diplomacy: What India wants

However, experts also wondered: How India will pursue it neighborhood first policy in the presence of “coercive diplomacy?” As it was not fashionable nor in the interests of New Delhi's Western partners, nobody debated it or tried to decode it. BJP and Indian elites perceived it as an opportunity and started to pursue the agenda of a Greater India. It started to interfere with regional countries under the slogan of “Akhand Bharat.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 17:53:40