Guo Bingyun

Associate Professor, Sichuan International Studies University

Guo Bingyun is an associate professor at Sichuan International Studies University. His research area focuses on India and South Asia.

Soldiers take position during Taiwan's annual "Han Kuang" exercise in New Taipei City, Taiwan, 27 July 2022. (Ann Wang/Reuters)

Who will have the last laugh after Pelosi’s Taiwan visit?

Despite the heightened tensions following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, Chinese academic Guo Bingyun notes all three protagonists — the US, China and Taiwan — in the Taiwan Strait issue have made more gains than losses, at least in the short term.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters hold chairs and cut-outs with portrait of BJP leader and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they await his arrival during a rally ahead of the state assembly elections in Ferozepur on 5 January 2022 which was reportedly cancelled later citing security concerns. (Narinder Nanu/AFP)

Why India’s influence over South Asia will continue to weaken

India has long held dominance over South Asia, but recent developments show that the situation may be changing, says Chinese academic Guo Bingyun. China has been stepping up its engagement of the region while India has turned much of its attention on the US in its bid to counter China. In what was once its own backyard, India may have fallen too far back from leading contenders China and the US.