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Buddha's birthplace hints at Asian century

While I was heading toward the airport and villages, fields, and trees passed by, I kept thinking: Does it mean China and India will shake hands at the birthplace of Buddhism if the two ancient civilizations are linked via Nepal?
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/27 18:33:42

US likely behind SK move to renew GSOMIA

It is hoped that the two countries can cherish this opportunity and handle issues through dialogue and consultation, thus ending the dilemma and contributing to regional peace and development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/26 17:48:40

US attempt to drive wedge between China and other countries over COC won't succeed

Facing US provocation, China should keep maintaining peace and stability in the South China Sea together with countries in the region, especially seeking to speed up COC negotiations. If the US and some other countries directly provoke China, China must take necessary or reciprocal measures to increase the cost of opposing China. Beijing should also make it rewarding for regional countries which cooperate with China, which could help them act more rationally.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/25 21:53:40

Funds test for US-South Korea alliance

However, no matter how difficult the cost-sharing negotiations are, both the US and South Korea will seek a quick solution as time runs out. Moreover, both countries cannot afford to break the alliance. If Seoul cannot satisfy the monetary demand, it may be forced to do something else, like expanding its alliance with Washington beyond the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/25 21:48:40

US can't use energy cooperation with Vietnam to further its regional interests

The US needs a helper in the region and its purpose is to bolster Vietnam to stand up to China at sea; Vietnam looks to the US in an attempt to make Washington endorse it while making huge economic gains.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/24 18:48:40

Inherent US hostility against North Korea makes it hard to resolve issues

Even if Trump has already adjusted his North Korea policy, even if the US-South Korea large-scale military exercise has been postponed indefinitely, the so-called goodwill can hardly change the cruel reality – Washington's hostile policy against Pyongyang is likely to remain, and the future of the Korean Peninsula will stay strained for a long time. It is hoped that such tension will not spin out of control.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 21:18:41

Compromises by stakeholders necessary for resolving Korean Peninsula crisis

That being said, to tackle the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, both sides have to make more compromises to achieve mutual trust.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 19:53:41

With new president, Sri Lanka ties look bright

Cooperation with China mirrors Sri Lanka's wish to use its geographical advantage and to turn itself into a transport hub in the North Indian Ocean. However, Colombo's ambition has made other major regional powers uneasy. They have the right to be concerned. But Sri Lanka also has the right to make policies that are in line with its own interests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 19:38:40

Latin American woes stem from globalization

For developing countries, deindustrialization is also a source of instability. This has been a problem of unbalanced development brought about by globalization.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 20:18:40

Though Japan's longest PM, Abe lacks feats

Political achievements are more important than the tag of the longest-serving prime minister.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 21:33:41

Why Hong Kong violence concerns Singapore

Why are Singaporean leaders outspoken on Hong Kong affairs?
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/18 19:08:04

Esper's Asia visit meant to appeal to allies

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper's second visit to Asia in just over three months justifies the Pentagon's renewed military focus on the region with Washington's Indo-Pacific Strategy out to contain its only proclaimed rival – China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/17 19:23:40

China-Japan ties shouldn't be subject to US' whims

It will not be wise for China to expect a sudden spurt in ties, but there is a need for making a real difference in its Japan strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/13 22:28:41

Many questions for India after temple verdict

The question right now is, can India open the door to peace and harmony among different religions and lay a more stable social foundation for its development by strengthening the Hindu identity? The trouble with Modi is that it might not be the right key to open the door.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/13 21:53:41

India will lose both ways after rejecting RCEP

India will find itself in a dilemma that would be of its own making. It will lose the opportunity of development along with links to the international community. At the same time, New Delhi will also not be able to reap the benefits of protectionism.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/11 22:18:40

Oz needs to get over anti-China hangover

It is hoped Morrison and his administration would likewise work proactively and constructively toward an improved bilateral relationship, which would benefit Australia, China and the larger region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/11 19:03:39

Sincerity of US charm offensive in Indo-Pacific questioned

It is still unclear if Trump's invitation to ASEAN leaders for a special summit will work. Nonetheless, abandoning the Kurds in the Middle East has undoubtedly tarred US reputation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/8 22:23:40

Better China-ASEAN ties unlikely to be hit by US bid to influence bloc members

The China-ASEAN Strategic Partnership Vision 2030 issued in 2018 lays out a promising blueprint for the future development of ties. In spite of the huge scale, ways to improve the quality and standard of cooperation will be explored.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/6 17:23:40