Guo Bingyun

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.

People walk inside the Constitución train station in Buenos Aires, on 9 January 2024. (Luis Robayo/AFP)

Why has Argentina declined to join BRICS?

After the new government led by President Javier Milei took office in December 2023, it pulled Argentina out from joining BRICS in January 2024. On the one hand, this would please Milei's supporters, on the other it paves the way for greater economic opportunities with the US, while leaving the door open to joining the grouping in the future.
Maldives' President-elect Mohamed Muizzu (centre) of the People's National Congress (PNC) party delivers a speech during a gathering with supporters following the country's presidential election, in Male on 2 October 2023. (Mohamed Afrah/AFP)

Chinese academic: Will the new Maldives government shift from ‘India first’ to pro-China?

Following the recently concluded presidential election in the Maldives, the global community is observing how its foreign policy might change, particularly vis-a-vis India and China. Does having good relations with one side necessarily come at the expense of relations with the other? Chinese academic Guo Bingyun looks into the issue.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping make a toast during a reception following their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on 21 March 2023. (Pavel Byrkin/Sputnik/AFP)

Chinese academics: China-Russia relations are reaching new heights

Rather than the old “forced friendship” marked by “warm politics, cold economics”, China and Russia’s relationship has evolved to a new phase powered by strong internal dynamics manifesting political and economic warmth.
Taiwanese soldiers demonstrate their combat skills during a visit by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen at a military base in Chiayi, Taiwan, on 6 January 2023. (Sam Yeh/AFP)

Taiwan Strait issue: Taking lessons from history

Tensions in China-US relations are increasing, with the Taiwan Strait issue central to the antagonism between the two major powers. Chinese academic Guo Bingyun assesses four models from history that the US may adopt in the event of an armed reunification, and why these approaches may or may not be effective.
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.