Liu ZongyiAssociate professor of Institute for International Strategic Studies, Shanghai Institute for international Studies.
Expertise : International Relations; India's Economy and Foreign Policy
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Associate professor of Institute for International Strategic Studies, Shanghai Institute for international Studies.
India playing wily game with US, Russia and China
The twice-postponed two plus two ministerial dialogue between the US and India took place on September 6 in New Delhi, during which US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis held talks with their Indian counterparts - External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, over a string of issues including bilateral security cooperation, US sanctions against Iran and India's purchase of Russian air defense missiles....2018-09-12
Foreign policy key for Modi in 2019 elections
Various political parties are gearing up for India's general elections slated for the first half of 2019. Apart from the fierce competition with opposition parties, there are internal conflicts within the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Opposition parties, notably the Congress party, are anxious to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP, while Modi's own party members are trying to replace him. It seems that the focus of the struggle is on Modi. So, have his domestic and foreign...2018-08-13
BRICS should close ranks against protectionism
The 10th BRICS Summit kicked off Wednesday in Johannesburg, South Africa. Under the theme "BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution," the summit has designed an extensive outreach program that engages chair countries of various African organizations based on the BRICS-plus mechanism proposed by the Xiamen Summit last year. Countries including Rwanda as chair of the African Union, Angola as chair of the SADC Organ, Namibia as incom...2018-07-27
Is New Delhi’s foreign policy biding time and hiding capacity?
In his keynote speech at the 17th Shangri-La Dialogue recently held in Singapore, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized "freedom of navigation" in the South China Sea and "peaceful settlement of disputes," also criticizing the initiatives that place other countries "under impossible debt burden," which were possibly insinuations against Beijing`s South China Sea policy and the Belt and Road initiative....2018-06-14
Liu Zongyi: India’s Expectations for the SCO
By joining the SCO, India hopes to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation, stabilize the situation in Afghanistan and realize connectivity to Central Asia....2018-06-12
India seeks major power status by pivot to NK
At the invitation of the North Korean government, India`s Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh visited Pyongyang last week. His trip surprised international observers, as high-level exchanges have not been seen between the two countries in recent years. The latest was in 2015 when then North Korean foreign minister Ri Su-yong visited New Delhi, the highest-level North Korean official to visit India in more than 30 years. In September of the same year, Indian Minister of State for Hom...2018-05-23
A long road ahead for India–China relations
On 27–28 April 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping held an informal meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting, which took place just over a month before the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit that Modi has decided to attend, reflects India’s urgent desire to boost relations with China. The informal meeting also shows that China is willing to receive Modi with extraordinary treatment and that it respects India as a major power....2018-05-21
China, India must strive for harmony
Chinese President Xi Jinping held an informal meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday and Saturday in Wuhan, capital of Central China`s Hubei Province. This is the most inspiring diplomatic endeavor made by the two countries to mend ties since last year`s Doklam standoff. The meeting will exert enormous influence on Asia and the world....2018-05-03
"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,