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Malabar naval drills to increase geopolitical risks in the region

India pins high hopes on strengthening its ties with external powers like the US to impose geopolitical pressure on China in the oceans. But this will only consume India's strength.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/3 20:34:03

Vietnam acting as 'bulwark against China' only US' wishful thinking

Under US coercion, Vietnam and some other Asian countries face increasing pressure to take sides. However, no matter how the US tries to lobby, maintaining cooperative relations with China and the US will still be these countries' first choice.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/2 21:42:40

Tying itself to US chariot against close neighbor not a consensus in India

The core of every country's foreign policy is to safeguard its own national interests. Even though India is tough on border issues against China, it will go against India's national interest if India ties itself to Washington's anti-China chariot.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/1 19:32:08

Bottom line of US attitude toward China can only be shaped by ourselves

The question I have been asked most these days is: Who will win the US presidential election, Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/31 11:07:42

US driven by geopolitical opportunism in the Maldives

India's indulgence in the US manoeuvre in the Indian Ocean means that India will eventually be pulled into a rivalry with the US in the region. As India views the Indian Ocean as its core interest, this will impede New Delhi and Washington from getting strategically intimate.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/29 22:18:40

US senators should fix epidemic if they care about human rights

US politicians who introduced the Xinjiang resolution should stop expressing their deceptive concerns on Xinjiang. Their hypocrisy is disgusting.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 22:11:43

No need for Sri Lanka to take sides if US doesn't force it to

Washington has nothing but hollow promises and slogans. It does not have practical investment advice. No country will abandon its existing national interests to serve as the US' geopolitical pawn.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 21:37:20

India should focus on epidemic instead of war with China

If India wants to win a fight, it should focus on winning the fight against the novel coronavirus. Regrettably, India has suffered a miserable defeat. India ranks the world's second highest in coronavirus infections.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/26 21:35:33

US ambitions to expand QUAD set to fail

The Quad is unlikely to achieve expansion. Many political analysts from the international community are clearly aware that each member of the group has their own considerations and they have failed to reach a consensus on how to deal with China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/25 20:14:25

PLA could send jets over Taiwan to defend sovereignty if US military jets fly over island

Early Saturday morning Beijing time, US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Tony Wickman, director of public affairs for US Pacific Air Forces, said the US Air Forces' original statement that an RC-135W spy plane had flown over the northern end of the island of Taiwan "was incorrect." Wickman's statement came after the island's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities had twice denied, on Wednesday and Friday, that the plane had flown over the island.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/24 13:15:35

Idea of boycotting Beijing Winter Games exposes Australia's narrow-mindedness

Some Australian politicians think they could showcase their and Australia's political power by boycotting the Beijing Winter Olympics. But what they show is their political narrow-mindedness and surrender to the US influence.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/22 19:30:36

Playing the 'Taiwan card' is a dead end for the UK

The UK should be aware of the core interests and the bottom line of China's diplomacy. Certain British politicians should not indulge in daydreaming and cross the line, simply to satisfy their vanity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 20:30:22

Being US pawn on SCS issue doesn't serve Japan's interests

Tokyo should be wary of working as Washington's pawn and jeopardize its own relations with China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 21:13:41

Chinese people are happy, but some Westerners hate to admit it

Some Western elites just could not stand seeing Chinese people feel happy. They choose to cover up their own issues and disappointment by cursing China or even twisting results of opinion polls. Unfortunately, doing so will not help them turn the tables. Being a part of the West, once so strong, they are not supposed, and accustomed as well, to degenerate like this.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 21:43:40

Fracas at Taiwan event in Fiji raises serious questions

Is this true? Analysts think that Taiwan has concealed full details. Otherwise, how could have Chinese mainland's diplomats, who always act in a gentle manner, easily beat someone from Taiwan into a “brain concussion”?
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 18:38:41

Politicizing Xinjiang won't help stamp out extremism in the West

Eradicating extremism is a huge challenge of governance for all countries. China has proactively explored feasible ways in its Xinjiang governance and generated positive outcomes. Stigmatizing China's Xinjiang governance for political purposes will not help any country tackle the problems of extremism they are facing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 22:48:40

London follows Washington's step on security, loses autonomy

After Brexit, the UK will need to seek to integrate more into globalization, but following the US to divide ideological camps and viewing the world from a Cold War perspective does not help. The UK will only be regarded as a pawn and will completely lose its diplomatic independence.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 21:58:40

West cannot monopolize human rights narrative

The vote result in the UNHRC reflects the UN organization's diversity, inclusiveness, and support for multilateralism. The world doesn't need a monopoly, although the US wants to have the final say on everything, and it wants the world to operate under its will. That didn't happen in the past, and will not be possible in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 20:58:40