Think tanks have a very important role in the world, in UN and in UNDP. They are the ones in the best position to have a dialogue in terms of public policies and changes in public policies. CCG, given its interest in international affairs and globalization, they really are in the middle of this current debate on where globalization goes in the future and how do we need to adjust in terms of public policies to make sure it’s inclusive and sustainable. For UNDP, we need strong partners in China and international think tanks like CCG in order to have these discussions.
I warmly congratulate CCG on its tenth anniversary. This is a milestone in evolution and development. This milestone is in wonderfully important time reflecting the importance of CCG and the foundation it has laid for the future.
Congratulations to CCG on its tenth anniversary. CCG is perhaps the most influential think tank in China. CCG is very well-known in Washington D.C. At all of our most important think tanks, they make presentations, give new ideas and they help to improve China-US relations. Because there are so many misperceptions, so “CCG 减少误会，增加信任，这就是为什么CCG这么重要”, and that’s why I admire CCG so much.
I want to congratulate CCG on their ten-year anniversary, on their existence. CCG represents a new type of think tank in China and its existence opens up for many cooperation of think tanks in the United States and other countries around the world. I think it is a great step forward for international cooperation and should enable us to really understand the increased cooperation among Chinese people and Americans.
2008, I believe, when you settled this down, was a watershed in the history of the world. China is coming to a key position in global leadership. Based on globalization and implications for all the world, I congratulate you on the way you have used the moment when globalization is preceding China’s role as rising to set an agenda both for China and its relationship with the world. Your network is outstanding. Your sense of the United States is subtle and your proposals have been rewarding. All best wishes for the coming 10 years and beyond.
Congratulations to CCG. In ten years you have done so much. This is a time of US and China relation being renewed every day on both sides. Regrettably, it’s almost always negative. That’s why we need voices that are calm, reason, based on facts. CCG has established itself as a reputable source of information and reasonable source of opinion. It has become renowned. CCG ideas have been implemented and there are so many who have ideas, who wish to see the papers produced, backed by data, go from academic presentation to actual policy. That’s a marvelous success of a think tank. CCG has become the leading independent Chinese think tank. Congratulations to CCG on its ten years. I’m sure there will be ten times ten years more of wonderful touch.
It’s a great honor to be able to partner with and participate in this important forum here in China. The partnership with CCG has been very productive and fruitful not only for both our organizations but also for China- US relations and for global think tank community. I would like to offer some advice to think tanks in China. One which I have said repeatedly for many years is that there should be greater diversity and a thousand think tanks should be allowed to boom in China. Secondly, there should be increasing accessibility to websites.
Now I have attended a number of events organized by CCG in different places around China. I think these events have been very valuable. By bringing together people from think tanks and research institutes not only around China, but also from other places in the world, CCG provides a platform for the exchange of views. As it is CCG’s tenth anniversary, I would really like to congratulate Professor Wang and all the colleagues at CCG for the work they have done in the past 10 years in raising the profile of think tanks in China and importance of engaging with all think tanks around the world.
全球化智库(Center for China and Globalization)，简称CCG，是中国领先的国际化社会智库。CCG成立于2008年，总部位于北京，在国内外有十余个分支机构和海外代表处，目前有全职智库研究和专业人员百余人。秉承“以全球视野，为中国建言；以中国智慧，为全球献策”宗旨，CCG致力于全球化、全球治理、国际关系、人才国际化和企业国际化等领域的研究。CCG是中联部“一带一路”智库联盟理事单位，中央人才工作协调小组全国人才理论研究基地，人社部中国国际人才专业委员会所在地，财政部“美国研究智库联盟”创始理事单位，北京市侨联智库首批智库合作基地，拥有博士后科研工作站资质，并被联合国授予“特别咨商地位”。CCG成立十年来，已发展为中国推动全球化的重要智库。在全球最具影响力的美国宾夕法尼亚大学《全球智库报告2018》中，CCG再次进入世界百强，是唯一入选的中国社会智库。同时，CCG在国内多个权威智库排行榜也获高度认可，在南京大学与光明日报发布的《2018CTTI智库报告》中蝉联社会智库第一，蝉联国家信息中心《“一带一路”大数据报告2018》最具影响力社会智库第一，入选多个由四川省社会科学院与中国科学院成都文献情报中心发布的《中华智库影响力报告（2018）》分榜单，并位列社会智库综合影响力首位。此外，CCG还荣获中国社会科学院、中国社会科学评价研究院“中国智库咨政建言国策奖” ，获评《中国新闻周刊》“影响中国”年度智库。详情CCG手册阅读