China issued its first guidelines over the development of social independent think tanks in order to normalize the field on Thursday. Miao Lu, Secretary-General of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a leading non-governmental think tank in China, shares her ideas over it as follows:
First of foremost, the guidelines indicate the opportunity of social independent think tanks face right now in China as it would make brain-service agencies grow healthier and faster.
Generally, China’s government-led distinctive mechanism gives it an edge over maneuver tremendous resources for specific projects but the costs of defective decision are much higher.
Thereafter, the independent social think tanks with its own separated financing, personnel and research could assist governments at all levels over their decision-makings.
Additionally, the social independent think tanks are more familiar with the civil society as they have unique intimate ties with social issues which the public are most concerned.
Comparing with governmental think tanks, the social independent agencies have advantages of innovative, competitive and flexible which make them play the role as catfish for the think tank industry.
Last, the social independent think tanks could take the secondary role on the diplomacy and facilitate the exchanges and goal fulfillment.From China Daily，2017-05-16