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Japan not influential enough to mitigate Middle East tensions

It is hoped that Abe's administration will work in such a general direction instead of simply focusing on resolving the contradictions between Washington and Tehran – this can only cure the symptoms, not the disease.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 19:28:40

Xi's Myanmar visit to usher in new vistas

Myanmar is making rapid progress in its democratization and modernization as well. Both countries should jointly face the turbulent international situation, joining hands to achieve the crucial goals of independence and prosperity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 19:13:40

Egalitarian security architecture can help stabilize South Asia

In 2019, there were major changes in the traditional and non-traditional security situation of South Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 19:23:41

Gulf row may complicate NK nuclear issue

Although Seoul is considering joining the International Maritime Security Construct led by Washington in connection with the safe navigation of ships near the Strait of Hormuz, it is very cautious. South Korea needs to strike a balance between US protection and the essential cost it has to pay.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 18:18:41

Old mind-set distorts West's view of BRI

Therefore, all these stereotypes will only lead to a bias that as long as a country gets any closer to China, it will definitely be alienated from the West. Unless they break out of the old framework and try to understand the BRI from the standpoint of developing countries, Western countries will feel more troubled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 18:33:40

US stance vital to breaking peninsula logjam

In easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, China's role as a mediator is universally recognized. During critical times, China has always brought the US and North Korea back to talks. When Washington applied maximum pressure on Pyongyang, China always warned the US against such a move.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 16:42:02

Australia seems to favor prudent China policy

As the new year dawns, China does not expect Australia to make significant changes to its relations with the US, but we do look forward to a more realistic and constructive attitude in Australia's handling of its China policy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/2 20:05:00

China, US decoupling not a certainty in 2020

Many years from now, when people recall 2020 perhaps they will find that as people from both countries were striving for their own countries' development, they were getting close, rather than drifting apart.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/1 19:33:40

China seeks pragmatic cooperation despite US Indo-Pacific Strategy

The game between China and the US is a competition between different systems. China-US decoupling will be the worst-case scenario, and we should prevent it from happening. Peace dividend is where Chinese people's biggest interest lies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/1 19:08:42

With security as the core concern, Japan seeks help in quartet alliance

Whether it is the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy” or the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision,” the main target of Japan's Indo-Pacific foreign policy is China. By making friends with other stakeholders, Japan can maintain its influence, make gains and balance China at the same time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/30 20:59:19

India raises own version of Indo-Pacific to maximize interests

India has its own narrative of the Indo-Pacific based on its self-interest and intent. As a country that has sworn by the principle of non-alignment and now stresses strategic autonomy, if India follows the US Indo-Pacific strategy, it will not only jeopardize its pursuit of a major power, but also risk worsening ties with China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 21:55:36

Trump's Central Asian strategy should seek major power cooperation, not conflict

Trump's new Central Asia policy will aim to seek greater US interests amid evolving regional international politics. This will create greater major-power regional competition, but there is still room for China, Russia and the US to maintain Central Asia prosperity and stability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 21:24:57

Bid to ease sanctions seeks relief for N.Korea

China and Russia believe that sanctions do not work. This has already been proved by history and facts, and we need a more effective way to solve the dilemma of denuclearization.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 20:28:21

Meeting shows tensions between S.Korea and Japan going down as attitudes soften

The trilateral leaders' meeting in Chengdu has achieved positive outcomes, but all substantial issues have to be carefully implemented in 2020. Japan and South Korea should show tolerance toward their rifts. This will contribute to improvement in ties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 16:58:04

Trilateral summit signals chances of thaw

This China-Japan-South Korea summit is undoubtedly successful. It provides a framework for the future pattern in East Asia, that is, China-Japan-South Korea trilateral cooperation will be promising and can help ease tensions between Tokyo and Seoul.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 16:53:40

BRI embodies a different modernity norm

With the promotion of the BRI, China brings the project as well as modernity to more developing countries. Although the initiative borrows certain valuable experiences from the West, most of it still comes from Chinese civilization.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 19:56:10

Common interests bond China, South Korea closer

China and South Korea are currently facing common challenges, overcoming which is an opportunity for the two to strengthen strategic cooperation. We hope that Moon's visit helps China and South Korea improve consensus on these issues, jointly maintain peace and stability on the peninsula and open up a new stage for relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/24 20:13:17

Defense ministers' meeting signals hope for tepid China-Japan military ties

China-Japan relations are now moving toward a positive direction in the new era. There has been a good start to bilateral defense exchanges. Both sides should seize the opportunity to explore new ideas on promoting defense cooperation and handling security relations. By doing so, China-Japan ties in the new era will become more consolidated.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/24 17:48:40