Corrupt buyers and sellers in China have popularized the practice of haggling prices up rather than down. These shady transactions move the economy in the wrong direction and need to be uprooted.
While NATO’s withdrawal from Afghanistan could have dangerous implications for the region, some measure of instability might benefit Russia, which could use it as evidence of the importance of Russia’s military and political presence in the Central Asia.
Both China and its neighbors need to proceed with restraint by focusing on solving pragmatic problems rather than diverting attention to intense territorial disputes
To cope with new geopolitical imperatives, India must learn to deal with Asia on its own terms and stop imposing its ideological preferences on the region.
Beijing needs to clarify how it will treat surveillance aircraft and other potentially “threatening” military planes that are transiting the air defense zone but not heading toward Chinese airspace.
China has a unique opportunity to play a leading role in convincing North Korea that it has little to lose and much to gain from giving up its chemical weapons arsenal.
Traditional Chinese values directly influence China’s foreign policy and create a novel approach to resolving conflicts and conducting international affairs.
As India receives the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, Delhi must seek a bold expansion of the strategic partnership with Hanoi.
The Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee has made the decision to establish a State Security Committee to improve the national security system and national security strategies.
China’s leaders cannot neglect foreign policy at the third plenum.
Chinese and international delegations will aim to strike a balance at the Warsaw Climate Change Conference to help developing countries adapt to climate change without being hampered by the temporary economic crisis in developed countries
While Beijing has made some progress in combating air pollution, the problem lies in the country’s development model as China adjusts its emission control per unit of GDP growth.
China keeps sending seemingly contradictory signals, indicating that it is not ready for any meaningful compromise on the border but also that it wants a non-confrontational relationship with India.
China’s heavy pollution is mainly a result of the country’s reliance on coal and heavy industry.
The Chinese-Russian energy alliance is a product of growing bilateral relations, but it also reflects developments in the global energy market and in non-energy geopolitics.
While Beijing has already made improvements in developing cleaner energy, the counry’s use of coal as its primary source of energy still poses a considerable challenge.
China’s coal-dependent economy, the overabundance of cars in Beijing, and the arid and windy climate are some of the chief causes of air pollution in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei.
Turkey’s planned new canal and a missile defense system both send the message that Turkey will go its own way, swiftly and irrespective of the country’s international environment and commitments.
Unless Delhi brings greater clarity to the interpretation of the nuclear liability act and the regulations for its implementation, India's hopes of building an advanced nuclear power industry at home and exporting nuclear reactors and services around the world will come to naught.
The problems of some regions affect the entire world, no matter how far away they are.
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