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China must prepare for US new QUAD schemes

As this trend of seeking increased influence in the Asia Pacific will not change, President-elect Joe Biden is likely to continue it by selling old wine in new bottles – carrying on some of the current administration's policies to neutralize China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/9 10:12:18

Indian army chief's Nepal visit a PR ploy

India regards itself as the dominant power in South Asia. It hopes to hold absolute influence over the region and does not wish to see other major powers step into its "turf."
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/5 17:26:17

Upcoming SCO meetings eye on Eurasia's rising peace and development

The SCO is essentially a regional organization that promotes a community of shared future within the region to further promote peace in the world. It strives to resolve conflicts through dialogue and achieve common development through cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/4 21:00:24

New Delhi alert to US involvement in India-China disputes

Washington has been hoping to drive a wedge between Beijing and New Delhi. India has been reluctant to be pushed into the frontline by the US to counter China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/2 20:26:29

Pompeo finds little cheer on his 'anti-China' Asia tour

The Trump administration's vigorous pursuit of geopolitical game and Cold War mentality go against the trend of the current times. In an era of global peaceful development, building a community with a shared future for mankind should be the major focus, which is also China's advocacy in its relations with its neighbors and the whole world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/1 20:51:10

Russia ties mean India won't go too far with US

If one tries to rely on force alone as the top priority in policymaking, it will be appropriate to remember that the law of using an instrument says that when the only tool you have in your toolbox is a hammer, all other problems start looking like nails.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 21:06:34

Suga's speech shows Japan's willingness to work with China

It's expected that the Suga administration will continue to promote the stable development of China-Japan relations and cooperation between the two countries for the foreseeable future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 18:23:41

Suga has to learn how to balance between two great powers

It remains to be seen how Suga can balance its relations with the two great powers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 10:16:26

Tokyo wise to exercise restraint with Washington's Taiwan games

For Tokyo, the best choice is to keep the status quo and not dance to Washington's interpretation about cross-Straits matters. Besides, given the approaching of US presidential election next week, there are great uncertainties in US politics. Tokyo should think carefully before making any decisions. It shouldn't rashly respond to any suggestions coming from Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/25 20:38:51

India aims at maximum interests with BECA

From a practical perspective, India's national strength is enhancing and its international status improving - just as the US is relatively declining. Under such circumstances, a rising India will certainly take advantage of the increasing strategic needs of the US for India. But it will not rely entirely on this decelerating ship.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/25 19:53:40

Suga's first foreign visit reveals Japan's Indo-Pacific vision

It is true that Japan hopes Vietnam and Indonesia can work as anti-China forces. Yet it seems to underestimate the significance of Suga's visit if it is only understood as an "anti-China diplomacy." Suga's visit to the two Southeast Asian countries serves Japan's internal affairs, attempting to deal with its difficult economic slowdown, as well as to promote its Indo-Pacific vision.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/22 21:58:40

Warning to Indian elites: 'Taiwan card' wrong play

The Indian government has to weigh the losses. India has to bear the consequences for resorting to the "Taiwan card." It is hoped that India can exercise restraint and use wisdom in handling its relations with China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/22 21:52:10

New Delhi can't woo nearby South Asia, oceans apart Washington won't either

South Asian countries such as Sri Lanka and the Maldives will not fall into the US' trap of being drawn into its camp to confront China. They are well aware that their long-term interests and development needs stand a better chance with China as a partner - and not as an enemy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/22 19:12:11

Lowy Institute report reflects India's overconfidence in confronting China

India's aggression on border confrontations with China had led itself into a dilemma. The capacity gap between the two countries leaves India with little chance to win.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 22:43:50

Behind-scenes funding of Thailand protests show invisible Western hands

It is unclear whether the Thai young generation, who are currently being used as cannon fodder by the US and its proxies, actually understand that a color revolution is not as beautiful nor peaceful as portrayed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 18:56:14

South China Sea region can't be pushed by Washington's military whims

Indonesia has made its attitude very clear. If Washington keeps trying to form a small group of countries targeting Beijing in the South China Sea, it may become increasingly isolated.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 18:53:40

New Delhi wants to dance with Washington's war waltz in Indian Ocean

The QUAD's desire to create a “democratic security diamond” against China merits vigilance. The four countries have already formed an initial military alliance. They might be able to achieve further unity on certain issues based on common interests. For example, India is likely to ink the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation with the US during the 2+2 foreign and defense ministerial meeting next week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 20:48:40

Malabar drill exposes India's oceanic ambitions

As India and the US expand the scope of their military cooperation, the intensity for dominance in the Indian Ocean will only grow. Be it under QUAD or other frameworks of multilateral cooperation, India will always hope to play a dominant role in the Indian Ocean. India is not boosting its military abilities to become a willing subject to the US in an US-led military alliance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 20:38:40