On 29 November 2021, Professor Long Xingchun, Director of Chengdu Institute World Affairs, had lunch with Mr Tan Chee King, Consul General of Singapore in Chengdu. Mr. Han Kaijie, Political Counsellor of the Singapore Consulate-General in Chengdu, and Mr. Wang Renxin, Deputy Secretary-General of CIWA, also attended the dinner.
The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on the Chengdu-Chongqing Twin Cities Economic Circle, the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Strategic Connectivity Cooperation Project, the New Land and Sea Corridor in Western China, and regional economic cooperation between Southwest China and ASEAN. The two sides also exchanged views on current international hotspot issues and related topics of Chinese diplomacy.
President Long Xingchun introduced the Chengdu Institute World Affairs, which is the first unofficial international relations think tank in western China and relies on Chengdu's gateway to the southwest region to actively engage in multi-disciplinary exchanges with the South and Southeast Asia, especially with Singapore and other countries. The Institute's main research areas are global governance, non-traditional security, major power relations, China's neighbouring countries, world economy, regional economic integration, international investment and political risk, international communication and public diplomacy, international education, cross-cultural communication and international etiquette. Through various means, including research reports, seminars, publications, information bulletins, staff exchanges, academic lectures, media commentaries and interviews, the programme provides advice to governments on public policy, think-tank solutions to universities on international exchange and cooperation, risk consulting to enterprises on cross-border investment and trade, and public services to the public on understanding the world.