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Modi's citizenship move one more step toward nationalism

Hindu nationalism tends to be motivated by winning, which needs constant victories and reputation to nurture itself, or it will lose the driving force or even destroy development, unlike nationalism in China, which tends to be triggered by sorrowful sentiment, when the country is being invaded or bullied.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/23 21:15:37

In need of achievements, will Abe gain from the trilateral summit?

Abe has already begun to attach importance to improving relations with neighboring countries and seeking a breakthrough for Japan's diplomatic independence. The trilateral summit might be one of the few bright spots of Abe's diplomacy this year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/23 18:31:23

Critical issues raise hopes from China, Japan, South Korea trilateral meet

As political and security ties among China, Japan and South Korea are complicated, the leaders' meetings have faced hurdles at times. However, the three countries are well aware of the significance of trilateral cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/22 20:08:39

China-Russia initiative aims at easing humanitarian woes in North Korea

While dealing with North Korea we should keep in mind: never put another in a corner when the only way out is over you.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/22 18:10:24

How CPEC hurdles can be overcome

In order to ensure the safety of Chinese workers in Pakistan and the construction of CPEC, the Pakistani government has set up a special security force, but this does not fundamentally change the current security threat faced by the CPEC and the Chinese in Pakistan. Confronting the challenges, both countries need to work together. Otherwise, not only will the construction of CPEC be unsustainable, but also the original achievements will be wiped out.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/19 20:58:40

Will Kim-Trump personal ties help Korean Peninsula flare-up?

As long as Trump and Kim remain on good terms, they may find a way to avoid an unnecessary crisis in the first place and find an ultimate solution to the stalled talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and lifting of UN Security Council's sanctions against North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/16 21:48:41

Talks, not confrontation, the way out of Korean Peninsula nuke issue

Peaceful negotiations are the only way to tackle differences; otherwise, bilateral ties would forever be in a stalemate.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/15 17:13:39

Myanmar's initiative can help end Rohingya row

We hope that with its own efforts and support from the international community, Myanmar can embark on the road to harmony, stability, development and prosperity.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/15 16:33:39

What's behind weaker US-Japan-SK ties

The changes in US-Japan-South Korea ties reflect the two Northeast Asian countries' intentions to maintain their own strategic interests and their preference for flexible diplomacy and pragmatic cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 21:33:41

Besides water, Tibet can give India green lessons

Geographical environment and transition of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is significant to South Asia, East Asia, and even our planet as well as for humanity's survival. Chinese people are aware of what responsibility they shoulder.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 20:58:40

Action needed as North Korea deadline looms

If Pyongyang and Washington can hold high-level negotiations before the former makes major decisions and even figure out the possibility for a new Kim-Trump summit, it will help mitigate North Korea's hard-line stance and prevent the situation on the Korean Peninsula from getting worse.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 21:18:40

Japan-India bonhomie signals power shift

The reason behind Japan's decision is its fear of losing a big market like India and the increasing influence of China in the partnership. Therefore, it is likely that Abe may try to persuade Modi to rejoin RCEP in the annual India-Japan summit this month.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 21:13:40

Will RCEP be hurt if Japan refuses to join?

Calling the RCEP a “China-backed” trade deal is irresponsible. Trying to thwart the deal in the name of China will not only damage regional cooperation in Asia, but also hurt relations between China and other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 20:08:40

Can Japan ties go back to Nakasone days?

It is hoped that current Japanese politicians can bear in mind the larger picture, so as to promote stable relations, and perhaps drive bilateral ties once again into a honeymoon period.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/5 23:03:40

China's political system predates the West's

While the problem remains — whether the West would like to drop their sense of superiority and understand China's history with sincerity?
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 22:28:40

Sri Lanka has to strike balance in China ties

Sri Lanka has an important strategic position in the Indian Ocean, and its significance is increasingly valued by major countries. It will be the new government's strategic choice to strike a diplomatic balance and avoid being involved in the conflicts between great powers. Meanwhile, in the long run, people of Sri Lanka will find out which country is sincere in bringing them benefits, and which country wants to interfere in Sri Lanka's internal affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/3 22:48:40

How can SK end its diplomatic dilemma?

The two sides can achieve a win-win outcome if they join hands to strengthen cooperation and contribute to regional prosperity and peace. If the two countries can establish new partnerships related to not only the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue but also the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the South Korea-proposed New Southern Policy, as well as other multilateral platforms, a new type of China-South Korea ties can be built.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/2 20:03:41

Australia ties too vital to be hurt by a fraudster

This understanding resonates in Paul Keating's speech, in which he urges Canberra to pursue a more balanced policy to manage bilateral relations with Beijing. We hope this course will not be derailed by some fraudsters and storytellers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 19:28:41