Non-governmental Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics: Understandings and Proposals
Li Jinjun · 1 ·
Since the founding of New China in 1949 non-governmental diplomacy has been one of the features of China’s foreign diplomacy. After the 3rd Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Chinawas held in 1978, non-governmental diplomacy, along with reform and openingup, has been expanded in terms of scopeand depth, and a non-governmental diplomacy with Chinese characteristics under the leadership of the CPC and being extensively supported by people of all ethnic groups and from all walks of life has gradually come into being.Under the framework of non-governmental diplomacy with Chinese characteristics, weuphold the leadership of the CPC, put the people’s interests first, assist and complement governmental diplomacy with it, promote both governmental and non-governmental diplomacy, and integrate and optimize resource allocation. These are major characteristics of non-governmental diplomacy.
Special Report Think Tanks and Public Diplomacy Public Diplomacy Needs the Support of Think Tanks
Wang Yiwei · 10 ·
China has entered an era of public diplomacy, as well as an era of new think tanks with Chinese characteristics. Think tanks can assist public diplomacy by influencing policies, guiding public opinion and training competent personnel. In this new era of public diplomacy, think tanks with Chinese characteristics have three missions: first, to build the country with an inspiring spirit; second, to define the Chinese dream; and third, to take the lead in international cooperation.
Therefore, Chinese universities, enterprises and media should increase their investment in building think tanks and even transform themselves into think tanks.
Public Diplomacy Appeals to China’s Think Tanks for Stronger Capability
Tao Jian & Shan Juan · 15 ·
Chinese think tanks need to play a more important role in public diplomacy as China is taking a constructive part in the international system. Chinese think tanks still have shortcomings in organizational structure, functions, operational mode and achievement, and their social credibility and international influence are not strong enough. They should focus on China’s reality and long-term development demands, and enhance their capability, so as to produce more high-quality intellectual products and innovative achievements, and bring China a greater speaking right in the international community. The key to building new think tanks with Chinese characteristics is to promote China’s capability in public diplomacy.
Developing the Dual-track International Mechanism and China’s Think Tanks
Zhu Xufeng· 21 ·
The dual-track international mechanism has two features: “dual-track mechanism” and “mechanism of the dual track.” In order to better participate in international affairs through this mechanism, China’s think tanks should pay more attention to and settle three key problems: participation in global affairs, international flow of human resources and globalization of think-tank research.