In order to maximize the satisfaction of the economic and social development demands of its people, the Muizzu government will likely strive to maintain equidistant diplomacy among major countries, which will create opportunities for the stable and positive development of China-Maldives relations.
The practice of Japan in terms of the Fukushima nuclear plant is a very bad precedent for the future, what happened to Fukushima can happen anywhere in the world. We have to think about what is the best guideline for the future, so as to provide the good examples and make it the norm of the international community.
If the Philippines ultimately chooses to lean toward one side in the China-US competition, it is based not on national interests but on the manipulation of nationalism by various complex domestic and foreign political factors.
It is worth noting that the rapid upgrading of Japan-Philippines security relations is by no means an isolated phenomenon, behind which the "phantom" of the US is faintly discernible.
Japan's LDP administration is apparently exploiting anti-China sentiment in order to divert public attention from the environmental focus of the radioactive discharge issue. It is a great shame that it has become a new addition to the already growing racism and exclusionism in the country.
The approval rating of the prime minister often sees an obvious increase after a reshuffle, but Kishida's recent cabinet revamp failed to achieve such an effect. This reflects structural problems in the Kishida administration.
The best way to calm the wrath and concerns over the discharge is to immediately stop dumping contaminated water. As China and other stakeholders have pointed out, if the nuclear-contaminated water is truly safe, Japan wouldn't have to discharge it into the sea – and certainly shouldn't if it's not.
Judging from various concerns within South Korea, it is not in South Korea's interest to rush to the forefront of confronting China and Russia on behalf of the US.
The US, Japan and South Korea are moving closer to forming a trilateral alliance and further accelerating NATO-ization of the region. The gates of hell have been opened.
For Seoul and Canberra, there are many similarities in their relationship with Beijing.
It is destined to be recorded in the history of the G20 New Delhi Summit and reflects the delusional side of India's dream of becoming a major power.
The strengthening of Vietnam-US relations has been brewing for a long time. It seems grand in scale, but the essence of "peace, cooperation and sustainable development" needs to be carefully examined.
South Korea should not only take substantive measures to improve its relations with China, but also seriously set an agenda that will help to truly promote regional cooperation.
South Korea's security and prosperity depend on friendly relations with neighboring countries rather than engaging in camp-based confrontation, which would only make it a pawn and a sacrificial lamb.
Modi hopes to seize the opportunity of strategic competition between China and the US to achieve his strategic pursuits, but he does not want to become a pawn for the US to contain China.
Northeast Asia is a grand stage for collaborative development, not an arena for competition. Any action by the US, Japan and South Korea will leave footnotes in history.
Northeast Asia is the shared home of regional countries, not someone's backyard.
Japan seems to have conveniently forgotten how it opposed Russia's nuclear waste discharge in the past.
Although the Quad is developed under the name creating a "free and open" Indo-Pacific region, the countries have different focuses on their key interests.
To prevent further escalation and conflicts, it is necessary for China and the Philippines to engage in dialogue and negotiations on sovereignty issues, reaching a consensus on resolving territorial disputes and effectively managing complex situations.
Will the bilateral alliance between the US and Japan and the one between the US and South Korea develop into a trilateral alliance in the near future?
The dumping of Fukushima nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the ocean may be considered a “crime against humanity.” For the sake of sustainable survival and development of humanity, Japanese decision-makers and endorsers of this dumping should act with caution.
Regardless of how Western media may attempt to discredit it, the CPEC will continue to bring more economic cooperation and new development opportunities for Pakistan.
China's relationship with countries in the South Pacific region has always been based on the principle of mutual respect, mutual trust and mutual benefit.
If India continues to act arbitrarily, they will erode China's confidence in the development of relations between the two countries.
The international community has an important consensus on environmental protection - the precautionary principle. And Japan's current actions have seriously violated this principle.
The true purpose of Japan stirring up Taiwan region is to accelerate the amendment of Japan's pacifist constitution and lay the foundation for the country's defense overhaul in the future.
Why did Japan's China policy substantially change? How should we view the reemergence of Japan's militarism? How should China cope with Japan's misguided China policy?
Countries in Asia must strive to establish a stable balance of power through multilateralism and bilateralism, while avoiding unilateralism and the formation of "cliques," "blocs," or groupings that target a specific country.
Modi would be wise to be cautious. If history has shown one thing, it is that the US makes promises it has no intention of keeping.
Preventing a regional power from enjoying regional hegemony is one of the strategic goals of the US after the Cold War. Obviously, the goal of the US and the ambition of India are contradictory.
More and more far-sighted people believe it is time to quickly restore friendly exchanges among the people and inject increased vitality into China-Japan relations.
Moving away or even withdrawing from the SCO would lead India to self-imposed isolation.
Japan refuses to listen to domestic and foreign opposition against its nuclear-contaminated water dumping plan and even describes other countries' concerns about the discharge as politicization, which represents a guilty conscience.
Comparing the approaches of China and the US toward Asia-Pacific security in terms of philosophy, policy, and actions, it is evident that the US is a force for confrontation and division, while China is a force for peace and cooperation.
Seeing the wisdom and sharing similar thoughts, Arab officials explored how to apply Chinese modernization experience to their own countries.
Neither does the US have legal basis for putting Taiwan into its nuclear umbrella nor could it ignore strong opposition and reactions from the Chinese mainland as a nuclear power.
Japan, which is constantly teetering on a dangerous edge, is becoming an increasingly disruptive force and troublemaker for regional security and stability.
Within the framework of the C+C5 mechanism, the probability of solving various kinds of strategic issues that go beyond the individual states of the region increases. It is believed that C+C5 is a more effective mechanism for bilateral ties.
The diplomacy of modern China is global in scope and is a complex combination of a wide variety of traditional and new methods and mechanisms.
Looking back at China-Central Asia relations, adhering to independent values, reflected in transcending geopolitical thinking, is an important experience.
The West's conceited double standards have led it to constantly change its attitude toward Russia's Victory Day.
A rational observer can see that this is empty talk, without foundation in reality. To use my earlier distinction, this talk is very much part of the “superstructure.”
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has embarked on his four-day visit to the US and is expected to meet US President Joe Biden on Monday afternoon, US time.
China-Australia relations have reached a most critical tipping point. A defence strategy which is purported to instigate and provoke tensions with China is apparently imprudent, and could jeopardise the hard-won outcomes achieved during the past six months.
The Philippines' allowance of US access to new military bases goes against the cause of peace and stability in the South China Sea.
AUKUS dramatizes this desperation in defense of unipolar, white supremacy. Leaning on the internal hierarchy of the Western alliance, it summons forth the white among the white. It is clear where ASEAN's future lies.
In recent years, Chinese diplomacy in the Middle East has shown its vision and wisdom and thus seen breakthroughs. However, it must be soberly recognized that the coexistence of stability and chaos is the basic feature and pattern of political development in the Middle East.
A long way is ahead before a new chapter in Japan-Korea relations.
India controls Bhutan's security and economic lifelines, which enables it to interfere in Bhutan's internal affairs and foreign policy.
India and Australia obey and serve the US' Indo-Pacific Strategy, which tie themselves more tightly to the US anti-China chariot, risking them to lose diplomatic leeway on the global stage outside the US-led small circle.
These are peculiar and busy times in East Asia. Peculiar, because this part of the world has enjoyed relative peace and stability as normality for more than a few decades, with most countries in the region consciously refraining from engaging in protracted and costly wars with one another, unlike in some other parts of the world where long and debilitating wars, both cross-border and domestic, have become the order of the day.
It's been reported that Namibia recently found in its waters a US saildrone used to gather data underwater. Although Washington claimed that it is a private drone contracted for marine research purposes, Namibian media generally believed it is an American spy drone. According to the latest data released by the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative, a think tank, in January this year, 64 sorties of US military land-based reconnaissance aircraft were spotted over the South China Sea.
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen on Friday in Beijing. During this visit, the two sides reached a consensus on the China-Cambodia "Diamond Hexagon" cooperation framework, showing that the Belt and Road cooperation between China and Cambodia is more open, higher-quality, more balanced and more sustainable. Specifically, cooperation in the fields of production capacity, energy and agriculture will create more new highlights, benefit more people, and inject strong impetus into regional peace and stability.
In the wake of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s state visit to China that raked in a grand harvest of trade and economic fruits, from opening billions-of -dollars-worth of durian exports for the Chinese market to a tourism rebound as millions of Chinese tourists start returning, plus $ 22.8-billions worth of investment pledge for the economic recovery of the Philippines – a difficult situation has since unfolded for President Marcos Jr. created by the visit of US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Former Australia diplomat John Lander said in a recent article, “The United States is not preparing to go to war against China. The United States is preparing Australia to go to war against China.” Apparently the US is motivated to push the “Ukrainization” of China's surrounding area.
ASEAN chair Indonesia said on Saturday that Jakarta proposed an “implementation plan” for ASEAN members to resume negotiations for the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea. Indonesia is preparing to host a round of negotiations on the COC this year, the first taking place in March, said Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg concluded his trip to Asia last week, which is widely seen as a trip helping Washington rope in Tokyo and Seoul by hyping up the so-called threats from China and Russia.
During a visit to India in January, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu said that the US will continue to stand with its Indian partners on the China-India border conflict. About two months ago, the US and India held the “Yudh Abhyas 2022” joint military exercise in Uttarakhand, about 100 kilometers away from the China-India border, and its purpose is self-evident.
According to Yonhap News Agency, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Seoul had asked Tokyo to provide transparent security information on the dumping of nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea and take responsible measures to handle the issue.
The discriminatory restrictive measures adopted by Japan against Chinese tourists hurt itself and hinder the development of bilateral relations.
The Morrison administration's “drums of war” rhetoric was obnoxious to the normalcy of international relations, and should never recur. A vigorous China-Australia relationship contributes to the economic and social development for the two countries and the world.
In the eyes of the US, the rise of a powerful country is the greatest threat to it. What happened to China today will surely happen to the next country with growing comprehensive strength, such as India.
According to the Yomiuri Shimbun in late December, Japan's Ministry of Defense (MoD) was considering deploying a surface-to-air guided missile unit on a Ground Self-Defense Force camp on Yonaguni in Okinawa Prefecture. The ministry has included the cost of acquiring the land in the draft budget for fiscal 2023. Some Japanese media outlets believe that this move is intended to deal with the so-called an emergency in Taiwan.
There is so much untapped potential and synergy in Arab-China relations. The next couple of decades will witness exponentially strengthening relations between the two sides.
The biggest single problem in Australia getting back into rhythm with China and resuming a nice easy quick step is getting America to desist applying pressure on Australia.
At the prospect of the warming up of the bilateral relations, Canberra needs to contribute by putting in more firewood, instead of dampening the warmth by tolerating or even encouraging any harmful or damaging attempts.
Four complex mindsets have long influenced India's China policy: the victim mentality, the superiority complex, the chaser mentality, and the speculator mentality.
Makeshift moves that lack sincerity may bring short-term interests, but it will seriously damage the hard-won trust between the two countries, especially between the two peoples, and cost the future development of relations between the two countries dearly. Chinese people sincerely hope that Australia's willingness to improve China-Australia relations this time is sincere, and they hope that the Australian government will take history as a mirror and cherish the hard-won equality and mutually beneficial cooperation so as to benefit the two peoples.
Most US allies and partners do not want to choose sides between China and US, and dare not and cannot fully follow the US in restricting China. This reflects the reality of China's strength and influence & decline of US influence.
The Australian government's hostility towards China was supported and encouraged by poorly-informed media that is heavily influenced by a Washington-centric view of the world. Hopefully the Xi-Albanese meeting will start to put relations back on track.
The messages from the themes of the three recent summits hosted by ASEAN countries are loud and clear: The world must remain open, connected and together. ASEAN serves as the bridge in the Asian moment.
The Asian moment is not and must not just be a laurel of glory to be rested upon, instead it must be a duty to be diligently hoisted and fulfilled by all in Asia. Only then would peace and prosperity be achieved in common.
This dominative and hegemonic mentality of the Global North deserves to be countered with the power of mutual aid and solidarity for more solidity of the East.
These four summits in Asia represent that historic recognition of Asian wisdom.
An important feature of Australia's foreign policy is the coexistence of opportunism and adventurism. Driven by right-wing ideology and Cold War mentality, adventurism constantly emerges, and sometimes even dominates the country's foreign and security policy. In the first budget of the Labor government, the risk-taking tendencies of the previous government were not fully corrected in a timely manner, which is obviously contrary to the main theme of peaceful development in today's world.
The US is the invisible hand behind the upgrade of Japan-Australia mutual defense ties. Japan and Australia are both Quad members. Boosting their ties in terms of military and defense could better promote the US-led multilateral military alliance to counter China.
The genuine objective of all Australia's rhetoric about military cooperation and support is actually to enlist the Pacific islanders to act as Washington and Canberra's cannon fodders in their future confrontation with China.
Even within these primarily development-focused groupings, the US-led G20 has become increasingly vulnerable to divisive geopolitics, while both BRICS and SCO have been debating on expansion to co-opt new aspirant countries which promises to increase their writ and relevance.
By bolstering the concept of the Asian Century and emphasizing the rise of Asia, India is trying to garner support from China, as India will host the G20 summit and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit next year.
Dependence first to the UK and now to the US, has meant that we've forfeited a great deal of Australia's sovereignty to imperial powers.
Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of China-South Korea diplomatic relations. Over the past 30 years, the two countries have gone through an extraordinary journey.
The US saw the opportunity Morrison offered and played him like the fool.
The US should learn lessons from its costly Afghan intervention and humiliating departure.
China and PLA had effectively shown it cannot and will not lose an Asian war that the US may want to initiate. Can ASEAN continue to allow the provocative interference of US in Asia-Pacific affairs? These are realistic questions for all Asians to ponder.
From the operation of India in pressuring the Sri Lankan government to stop the Chinese scientific research ship docking at Hambantota port, it can be found there is likely a bigger plot behind it.
Tackling the so-called China challenge is only a matter that the US cares in the view of advancing US interests. Solomon Islands' immediate interests concern climate change and development.
Seoul has sacrificed its interests for the US, but will the US stand up for it when something really happens? In future, it is likely that the US and other Western countries will drag South Korea into more problems they create rather than helping it.
The South China Sea issue has both political and legal attributes, and various factors are intertwined.
After the SPP incident in Nepal came to light, the stormy reaction of public opinion in the country will be a "lesson learned" in the future for the US.
To many Asian countries, the history of brutal invasion and occupation at the hands of Japanese military is a memory they will never forget.
If Labor has learned anything from the election results, it would direct its diplomatic efforts more towards persuading the US to work with China for global prosperity, rather than towards persuading China that it must accept US global primacy.
India's mainstream view on its diplomatic strategy will still be seeking to benefit from cooperation with both the East and the West, and realizing its dream of a major power within the framework of strategic independence.
Japanese people, especially youth, are unaware of the basic facts in history that Japan was the aggressor in WWII. This is causing problems for Japan to promote mutual understanding and friendship with its neighboring nations.
Japan's advocacy of Asian NATO or global NATO, and the realization of it, is nothing more than going against the post-Cold War era. Japan should aim for value diplomacy with neighbors.
After the collapse in political trust in recent years, it is understandable that Beijing remains sceptical about Canberra's intentions.
Collective security that is exclusive and confrontational will only lead to more conflict and fear in the Asia-Pacific, and the “success” of collective security comes at the cost of the “failure” of regional security. There is no reason for Asia-Pacific countries to accept the preaching and seduction of a serial loser.
Asia-Pacific security is facing a contest of two mindsets. The US pushes the idea of alliance and coterie that targets third parties while China advocates a "new security concept" embodied in the Global Security Initiative.
It is hoped that Canberra would take concrete measures to work with China for a new and better future of the bilateral relationship.
Washington's renewed political and economic investment in the Pacific region has ulterior political motives. What previously served as its nuclear weapon testing grounds and nuclear waste dumping ground is now conceived to be an arena for its strategic contestation with China.