Long Xingchundirector of the Center for Indian Studies at China West Normal University.
Expertise : Indian politics and diplomacy; international relations; public diplomacy
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director of the Center for Indian Studies at China West Normal University.
China, Nepal upgrade ties
The two sides should build an all-round cooperation pattern, carry out the construction of a trans-Himalayan connectivity network, and expand exchanges and cooperation in various fields, Xi said. The new relationship, featuring development and prosperity and dubbed a 'trans-Himalaya' friendship, shows that Nepal has realized that China is a significant partner that could help it realize its development prospects, especially economic development....2019-10-23
Grudges behind India's academic restrictions against China
India's new restrictions on academic exchanges with China immediately triggered widespread speculation. Highly vigilant of China's rapid rise, the Indian government has been known for its strict scrutiny of collaborative programs involving Beijing. But still, the new regulations – all Indian educational institutes need a nod from the Ministries of Home and External Affairs before seeking tie-ups with Chinese counterparts – is jaw-dropping for the academic circle....2019-10-22
Xi and Modi head to second informal summit
Strengthened China-Nepal ties could help Nepal go further
Long Xingchun: Xi’s India and Nepal visits bring trilateral ties in focus
Chinese President Xi Jinping's informal meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made waves with bilateral ties getting a fillip amid a new warmth pervading the relationship. Xi's ensuing visit to India's northern neighbor Nepal is the first by a Chinese president in 23 years and has lifted the bilateral relations to a new level. Since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1955, China and Nepal have maintained good relations. ...2019-10-14
Communication key to China-India trust
An informal meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be held on October 11 to 13. This informal meeting will play an important role in enhancing strategic mutual trust between China and India and unleashing the potential of cooperation....2019-09-11
Long Xingchun: Pakistan unrelenting on Kashmir issue
Pakistan is prepared to "fight to the end" over the Kashmir issue if necessary, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday during a speech from Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. "I don't want war but it's clear now that they [India] don't want to talk," Khan said. Pakistan's 73rd Independence Day was celebrated on Wednesday as "Kashmir Solidarity Day," so as to express support for the people of Kashmir. ...2019-08-19
Long Xingchun: India's demographic dividend may risk turning into a time bomb
In recent years, quite a number of authoritative international forecasts have been bullish on India's economic development prospects. They generally predict that India will become the world's third largest economy after the US and China around 2030, citing its "demographic dividend" as one of the major reasons. Of the 1.3 billion people in India, there are about 800 million young and middle-aged people, with the average age of its labor force at around 27. About 65 percent of the country's population is under the age of 35....2019-04-12
"2016: G20 and China"
This book from the "history" of the G20's past and present, a comprehensive discussion of the G20's origin and role, agenda,