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China’s influence in Asia: a challenge more than a feat

By Su Tan China will remain the most influential country in Asian affairs in the decade to come, surpassing the US, according to the latest poll released by the Global Times Global Poll Center on Saturday. This opinion was held by 44.6 percent of 16,172 respondents in the survey that …

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Pulling the one-China thread will lead Trump nowhere

By Jiao Kun Donald Trump’s inauguration is still one month away, yet the US president-elect’s recent actions and speeches on one subject have already triggered great concern and feeling of uncertainty both inside and outside his country. During an interview with Fox News last Sunday, Trump said “I don’t know …

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Preventing risk of extremism on ‘Belt and Road’

By Mei Xinyu A few years ago, I predicted that for the next 10 to 20 years, economic recession will worsen and cause major social instability in emerging countries. Africa, Latin America and Middle East Islamic countries will be the prime source of this upheaval and turmoil. For nearly three …

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‘One China’ policy cannot be used for bargaining

On Sunday, US President-elect Donald Trump made some surprising remarks about the Taiwan question again. When interviewed by the Fox News network, he said, “I fully understand the ‘One China’ policy, but I don’t know why we have to be bound by a ‘One China’ policy unless we make a …

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Has Afghan government failed in its fight against Taliban?

Pramod Raj Sedhain Taliban insurgents have gained momentum in Afghanistan since the announcement of the “Operation Omari” on 12 April 2016. Full-scale offensive to capture multiple districts demonstrates Taliban’s growing strength in the country. Taliban insurgency has gained one of the biggest momentums ever since they were toppled by the …

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Trade through quake-hit Gyirong port in Tibet surges

LHASA, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) — The total value of trade at the border port of Gyirong in Tibet from January to October exceeded 2.35 billion yuan (340 million U.S. dollars), a 20-fold increase year on year, Lhasa Customs said Monday. A magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015, …

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New cargo service links Tibet, Nepal to boost trade

LHASA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) — Dozens of trucks carrying 19 million yuan (2.8 million U.S. dollars) worth of goods left the border port of Gyirong in Tibet after customs clearance on Friday, continuing the journey to their destination in Nepal. The new rail and road cargo service, linking Guangdong, Tibet …

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Trump may be cool to alliance with Delhi

By Li Haidong The Republican nominee Donald Trump won the US presidential election in early November. With his presidency, the US policy toward India may show the following characteristics. For starters, the US will continue to strengthen its relationship with India. The US geopolitical competition with other powers in the …

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Democracy cannot evade its flaws with falling strength

Yascha Mounk, lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard University, and Roberto Stefan Foa, a political scientist at the University of Melbourne in Australia jointly have gathered substantial data on the strength of liberal democracies in the past few years. They have recently come to a conclusion that is entirely different …

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Challenges of post-conflict solution in Iraq

By Pramod Raj Sedhain Islamic State (IS) is doomed to fail in entire Iraq but effective “post-conflict solution” has not been finalized yet. Despite the fact that the Iraqi forces are almost near the ultimate goal to destroy the IS ultra brutalterrorist group,Iraqi political stability is far from reality. Fall …

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