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The Center for China and Globalization (CCG) is a leading Chinese non-government think tank based in Beijing. It is dedicated to the study of Chinese public policy and globalization. Boasting a strong research team, it enjoys an impressive record of publications and events with broad public policy impact. CCG’s research agenda centers on China’s growing role in the world, drawing from issues of global governance, global trade and investment, global migration, international relations, and other topics pertaining to regional and global development.

Two well-known scholars, Dr. Wang Huiyao and Dr. Miao Lu, founded the CCG in 2008. Today near 100 in-house researchers and staff serve this thinking hub with subsidiaries and divisions spanning across China including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou,Qingdao and Hong Kong.

CCG is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization registered with the civil affairs system of Chinese authorities. It is independently funded by research grants and donations from private and corporate donors. The think tank is supported by a business advisory council that consists of over 150 Chinese private entrepreneurs. Many prominent Chinese private business leaders, such as Cao Dewang, Ronnie Chan, Wang Shi, Wang Junfeng, Robin Li, Jiang Xipei, and others currently serve on the executive committee of CCG advisory council. CCG’s finances are annually disclosed to its advisory board meeting and to all members. It bears no fiscal support of the Chinese government. CCG’s policy advisory role is by no means equivalent to affiliation with state apparatus, especially the United Front Works Department (UFWD). For years, CCG has been ranked by the Think Tank and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) at University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s top 50 independent think tank.


Over the years, CCG has gained wide international recognition and has been visited by numerous foreign dignitaries, politicians, prominent business leaders and think tank experts from around the world. Please check the partial list below for who they are:


Amitav Acharya Distinguished Professor of  International Relations of American University; Professor of International Relations at Shwarzman Scholars, Tsinghua University

Sir Danny Alexander Vice President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

HRH Prince Andrew Duke of York

Miguel Ángel Cuban Ambassador to China

Selim Belortaja Albanian Ambassador to China

Simon Birmingham Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

H.E. Edward Boateng Ambassador of Ghana to China

Laurence Brahm Founding Director of Himalayan Consensus Institute; CCG Nonresident Senior Fellow

Andrew Browne Editorial Director, Bloomberg New Economy Forum

Kent Calder director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins University

Nick Coyle CEO & Executive Director, AustCham Beijing

Giuseppe Crocetti Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Wendy Culter Vice President of Asian Society Policy Institute, former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and TPP chief negotiator

Guy Debelle Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Walter Douglas US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs

Giuseppe Fedele Minister Counselor, Deputy Head of Mission, Italian Embassy Beijing

Clare Fearnley New Zealand's Ambassador

Thomas Friedman the author of The World is Flat

Michael Froman former US Trade Representative

Allan Gabor President of Merck China

James G. McGann (chair), director of TTCSP

Patricia Rodriguez Holkemeyer Costa Rican Ambassador to China

Fred Hochberg president of the US Export-Import Bank

Robert Hormats vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, former US Deputy Secretary of State, former US Deputy Trade Representative

Andrew Hurst, program leader of the Think Tank Initiative at the International Development Research Centre.

Daniel Ikenson Director of Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, CATO Institute

Lady Barbara Thomas Judge Chairman of the British Institute of Directors

Donald Kaberuka former African Development Bank

Masahiro Kawai Representative Director and Director?General, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia;Former Dean of Asian Development Bank Institute

Parag Khanna Global Strategist, Advisor to the US National Intelligence Council, Fellow of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, Fellow at the Brookings Institution

Eckart von Klaeden former Minister of State of the Federal Chancellery of Germany, vice President of Daimler AG

William Klein Minister Counselor for Political Affairs, U.S. Embassy Beijing

Pascal Lamy former Deputy-General of WTO, chairman of Paris Peace Forum

David Lampton director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins Paul H.Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

H.E. Stamley Loh Singapore Ambassador to China

Peter Maurer president of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Alistair Michie, secretary-general of British East Asia Council and chair of CCG’s International Council;

Frank Wu, chair of the Committee of 100

Terry Miller Director of Center for International Trade and Economics, Heritage Foundation; Former US Ambassador to the United Nations

Mary Ng Canada’s minister for Small Business and Export Promotion

H.E. Eoin O'Leary Ambassador of Ireland to China

Roza Otunbayeva former President of Kyrgyzstan

Jacob Parker Vice President of China Operations at the U.S.-China Business Council

Michael Pillsbury, director of the Center on Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute

Vincent Price President of Duke University

H.E. Miguel Angel Ramirez Ramos Ambassador of Cuba to China

Nirupama Rao former Foreign Secretary of India and former Indian Ambassador to China

Condoleezza Rice former US Secretary of State

Nicholas Rosellini United Nations Resident Coordinator

Kevin Rudd president of ASPI, former Australian Prime Minister

Daniel R.Russel former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the US Department of State, vice President of the American Asia Society Policy Institute, and Senior Fellow of International Security and Foreign Affairs

Susan Schwab former US Trade Representative

Tim Stratford chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and former US Trade Representative in China

Tim Summers, senior consulting fellow of Asia-Pacific Program at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House

Lawrence Summers former Treasury Secretary and President of Harvard University.

William Lacy Swing director general of International organization for Migration

Amb. Jarno Syrjälä Finnish Ambassador to China

Einer Tangen Principal Economic and Political Affairs Commentator of CGTN

Chee Hong Tat Singaporean Senior Minister of State for Trade, Industry and Education

Daya Thussu Distinguished Professor at Shwarzman College, Tsinghua University

Justin Vaisse Director-General of Paris Peace Forum

Kenneth Weinstein president and CEO of the Hudson Institute and member of the US Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations

Grzegorz W. Kolodko former deputy prime minister of Poland and founder and director of TIGER (Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research) at Kozminski University in Warsaw

Naoyuki  Yoshino dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute

Suisheng Zhao Professor and Executive Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver