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2017 Chinese Think Tank Report: Influence Rankings and Policy Suggestions
作者:智库研究中心   发布时间:2018年12月28日  点击率:989


The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China assembled in Beijing triumphantly, marking that socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era. China is experiencing profound changes in its relations with the world against the current backdrop, with its role in global governance shifting from a “receiver” to a “promoter”. The principal contradiction facing Chinese society has evolved into the contradiction between unbalanced and inadequate development and the people?s ever-growing need for a better life. These overall historical changes have proposed new requirements for the work of the Party and the state, and also new expectations for the construction of new types of think tanks with Chinese characteristics, embracing new opportunities for developing new think tanks with Chinese characteristics.

To develop new think tanks with Chinese characteristics, we must work hard to study and develop the Marxist theory, to construct philosophy and social sciences with Chinese characteristics, thoroughly implement the people-centered development thought, and shoulder the mission of national rejuvenation. We must, apart from narrowing the gap between knowledge and policy, further function the “assisting government, inspiring wisdom, achieving checks and balances, pooling talents, and making China stronger” in domestic and foreign affairs, strengthen the capacity building, further drive the scientific, democratic and legal decision-making system, and further modernize the national governance capacity.

This 2017 report is the fifth in an annual series of Reports on Chinese Think Tanks authored by CTTS. This report is themed on “new era and new-type of think tanks with Chinese characteristics”. The innovative evaluation on think tanks has been created using the international multiple-round subjective approach and IT-captured objective data based on the development status quo of Chinese think tanks and actual needs engendered by China?s reform, innovation, transformation, and development of think tanks after soliciting opinions from the decision-making department, scholars, experts, and media practitioners. Chinese think tanks are evaluated and ranked from comprehensive influence, itemized influence, departmental influence, and professional influence, striving to observe and assess their development situations, characteristics, and influences in an all-around, scientific, objective, and accurate manner. Thereby, this paper can provide scientific guidance in further leading the healthy development of Chinese think tanks, forming a new think-tank system with a clear orientation, distinctive features, appropriate scale and reasonable distribution, and fully play the role of new Chinese think-tank in expressing political consultation and suggestion, innovating theoretically, leading the public opinion, serving the society and conducting public diplomacy.

Launch of 2017 Chinese Think Tank Reprot at California, USA on Sept.2018 (download link is at the bottom of the webpage)