The victory of Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) – Pakistan is likely to be more focused on economic development in the future, thanks to the transformative campaign of Imran Khan and his Tehrik-e-Insat (PTI) party. That, in turn, has substantial implications over U.S. and Chinese interests in South Asia.
From nationalizing disputed territory to visiting controversial war shrines and justifying the egregious treatment of women in wartime, aggressive actions and over-the-top statements by Japanese politicians will only exacerbate future problems between China and Japan.
The close timing of visits to China by Israeli and Palestinian leaders has renewed hope for peace in the Middle East. While the US has played the dominant role in past negotiations, Wu Sike argues the international community can benefit from cooperation on the issue by China and the US.
The timing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visits to China is of great significance, sparking the interest of the international community, especially as hopes to renew the Middle East peace process emerge. As Li Shaoxian explains, success can only come through the cooperation of China and the US.
In a speech delivered at the Tokyo Institute of Technology on April 15th, US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke of America’s “Pacific Dream”. However, a looming question remained. What does the “Pacific Dream” of the US mean for Xi Jinping’s China dream?
ASEAN must stop its members from fanning trouble to ensure ties between China and Southeast Asian countries prosper.
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