As a pioneer “new type of think tank with Chinese characteristics,” CCG is dedicated to researching think tank theories and continuously innovating management practices, promoting the innovative development of Chinese think tanks, and promoting academic exchanges and management experience sharing between Chinese think tanks and academic experts and international top think tanks through multiple channels. Over the past ten years, CCG has been actively learning from cutting-edge ideas and management practices of international top think tanks, and has been exploring new ways to meet the needs of Chinese think tanks by sending visiting scholars, "going global" international exchange, organizing the annual China Global Think Tank Innovation Forum, and seminars for international top think tanks, publishing research works, and cooperating with international think tanks. CCG has developed into one of the leading non-governmental think tanks in China.
CCG: Expert advises China to build innovative think tanks
McGann proposed several actions that China needs to take to create global think tanks. First, McGann said that because the vast majority of think tanks are currently housed within the formal structure of the government and focus primarily on government clients, China needs to embrace innovation and institutional diversity and build sectorial, university-affiliated, independent think tanks.May 29 , 2019