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Being a close strategic partner of the US is no guarantee of preferential treatment when America's perceived national economic interest is at stake: Australian scholar
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/23 12:07:36

Why isn't the BRI a strategy of China?

A challenge to the US and the West is that if they keep viewing and defining China with traditional strategic concepts, continue to pile pressure and even contain it at the cost of decoupling with the country, will they eventually create a China that confronts them?
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 17:38:40

Jakarta shouldn't misinterpret Beijing's restraint

China is willing to properly manage its differences with Indonesia through talks, and hopes that Jakarta can bear in mind the bigger picture of regional stability and properly resolve the differences with Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/21 22:25:43

After 60 years, how will Japan and US deal with cracks showing up in alliance?

Rather than the alliance itself, the Japanese are worrying about their future. Japanese politicians have not portrayed a clear picture of how Japan will deal with Asia and the world without the US shield. This is what Japanese need to consider on the 60th anniversary of their alliance with the Americans.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 19:03:41

China-Russia ties to deepen despite US wedge

In this context, there would be no significant changes in China-Russia ties, except that they will further deepen. The two countries will engage in broader cooperation under frameworks such as the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and the United Nations, and in domains including economy, regional order and global governance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 18:58:41

China support vital to Myanmar's transition

Xi's visit, and agreements made during the trip, will not instantly solve all the problems and challenges between the two countries. Many Myanmar analysts, however, believe that this visit will open a new chapter in bilateral relations toward a much higher stratum backed by the sufficient political and economic might of China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:13:40

Will India miss chance offered by Myanmar?

Apparently, as Myanmar develops, China and India will have more opportunities of cooperation in the country. But if New Delhi weighs too much the strategic balance, it may lose more chance to participate in Myanmar's growth, and thus cannot share the fruits of common development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 19:23:40

Xi's Myanmar visit will boost Paukphaw ties

Even though protectionism and unilateralism are rising, China and Myanmar are still injecting positive energy into win-win cooperation. The long-term mutual support between both countries fully explains the true meaning of “Paukphaw” or brotherhood. Xi's visit will endow a deeper connotation of the times into this term.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 19:43:40

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