National High-Level Think Tank Pilot Project

In December 2015, CDI was accredited as one of top 25 national high-level think tanks in a pilot project of central government which is aimed at promoting the building of new-type think tanks with Chinese characteristics.

List of top 25 think tanks in the pilot programme:

10 government-backed comprehensive think tanks
Development Research Center of the State Council
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chinese Academy of Engineering
Party School of the Central Committee of C.P.C
Chinese Academy of Governance
Central Compilation & Translation Bureau
Xinhua News Agency
Academy of Military Science of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army
National Defence University PLA China

12 university-backed specific think tanks
National Institute for Finance & Development
National Think Tank of International Strategy, CASS
China Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Academy of Macroeconomic Research, NDRC
Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, MOFCOM
National School of Development, PKU
Center for China Studies, Tsinghua University
National Academy of Development Strategy, RUC
China Institute, Fudan University
Wuhan University Institute of International Law 
Institute of Guangdong Hong Kong and Macao Development Studies, Sun Yat-sen University
Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

1 SOE-backed think tank
CNPC Economics & Technology Research Institute

2 non-governmental think tanks
China Center for International Economic Exchanges
China Development Institute