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April 13, 2017

Delegation from University of Amsterdam Visits CDI

Students and teachers from University of Amsterdam visited CDI on March 31, and CDI experts on urban planning had academic exchange with them. The meeting is aimed at sharing Shenzhen’s successful experience in urbanization and construction of low-carbon city.

Urban villages in Shenzhen have been transformed successfully, so residents can live better and enjoy modern life. To construct low-carbon…

March 21, 2017

MOU Signed Between CDI and The European House – Ambrosetti

President Prof. Fan Gang of CDI and Senior Partner of Ambrosetti Paolo Borzatta signed MOU on March 21, 2017. The two parties have agreed to join forces of the two think tanks in terms of China-Europe related research programs and events. The MOU will strengthen the partnership between CDI and Ambrosetti.

For the fourth consecutive year, The European House - Ambrosetti has been nominated - in the…

December 22, 2016

CDI Delegation Attends the 2016 GRI International Conference

CDI delegation attended the 2016 GRI International Conference which was held from 21 to 22 December 2016 by Gyeonggi Research Institute. Themed on “Human and Locality: Human-friendly Urban and Regional Development”, the conference convened over 60 delegates from China, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Russia, Vietnam, Britain, and Korea.

CDI Senior Research Fellow Li Jinkui gave a presentation on…

November 25, 2016

Executive Vice president Dr. Guo Wanda attended the International Think Tank Dialogue

Executive Vice president Dr. Guo Wanda participated in the International Think Tank Dialogue held on Nov. 4th during Dameisha China Innovation Forum. The dialogue is centered on how to enhance the capacity building of think tanks.

Dr. Guo said that as a non-governmental think tank which develops solutions to public policy challenges, CDI is focused on policy-oriented research which can play a…

November 18, 2016

Executive Vice president Dr. Guo Wanda attended the 8th World Chinese Economic Summit

Executive Vice President Dr. Guo Wanda gave a presentation on the investment risk management for “One Belt One Road” initiative (OBOR) during the 8th World Chinese Economic Summit themed on “China–ASEAN: Realizing Opportunities, Strengthening Partnership”, which was held in Malacca, Malaysia from November 16 to 17 2016. With experts from China, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Kuwait,…

November 16, 2016

Danish Scholar Visited CDI

Nicolai Peitersen, author of The Ethical Economy published by the Columbia University Press, advisor and Co-founder of Wikifactory, visited the CDI on Nov. 16, 2016. During the meeting with CDI research fellows, he introduced his "I-Box" innovation industry park in Chengdu, exchanged with views on his book, and shared his opinions about the world economy.

November 05, 2016

Israeli Consul General Visited

On Nov 4, Amb. Nadav Cohen, the Israeli Consul General in Guangzhou paid his first official visit to CDI. Dr. Guo Wanda, the Executive Vice President, presented a general picture of the economy in China, especially in South China. He emphasized innovation as one of the crucial driving forces in Shenzhen. He also explained the "One Belt One Road" Initiative from economic perspective. Amb. Cohen…

September 08, 2016

Field-trip Research and Investigation in Kenya

In August 2016, Dr. Qu Jian, Vice President of CDI, led a project team to Kenya for research and investigation on the Kilifi Park and the Bomas Convention and Exhibition Center, which are planned to be built with investment from the Wuyi Group. The delegation attended 13 discussion meetings visited seven federal and local government departments, including the Kenya Investment Authority, the…

August 22, 2016

Sino-Japan Economic Dialogue Held in CDI

On Aug 22, the Sino-Japan Economic Cooperation Roundtable Dialogue was held at CDI. Mr. Yosuke Tsuyuguchi, Former senior official of the Bank of Japan, Mr. Ohara Atsuji, Associate Professor of International Finance/Development Economics, University of Nagasaki, Mr. Ueshima Kenji, President of China Japan Equity Exchange Co., Ltd, and Mr. Huang Zhongquan, Chairman of Asian Bridge Capital Ltd paid…

August 12, 2016

SUPSI Student Delegation Visited CDI

A delegation of 35 students from University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) paid a visit to CDI. Dr. Guo Wanda, Executive Vice President of CDI lectured students on “Chinese Economy and Shenzhen Special Economic Zone: the Transformation of China”. The lecture covers four parts: “Chinese Economy in the Past”, “Chinese Economy in the Future”, “Shenzhen:A Special…

June 28, 2016

CDI Team Conducted a Survey at Liancheng's Overseas Fishery Base in Micronesia

From May 16 to 25, a team led by Dr. Hu Zhenyu, Director of our Sustainable Development and Marine Economy Department, went to the Federated States of Micronesia, and conducted a field survey at two overseas fishery bases of Liancheng Overseas Fishery (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. in Pohnpei and Kosrae of the Federated States of Micronesia. During the trip, the survey team met with the Vice President of…

June 15, 2016

Dr. Ivan Roberts from RBA Visits CDI

On June 13, Dr. Ivan Roberts, Head of Asian Economies Research Unit, and other economists from Reserve Bank of Australia paid a visit to CDI. Dr. Guo Wanda, Executive Vice President of CDI and Research Fellow Mr. Zheng Yujie and Dr. Zhou Junmin held discussion with RBA delegates on the current situation and future expectation of Shenzhen economy, the supply-side structural reform of Shenzhen,…

April 07, 2016

CDI Organized an Investment Field Trip to Ethiopia

From February 29th to March 8th, a 21-entrepreneur delegation from Kunshan City accompanied by research fellows from the Department of Regional Development Planning paid a visit to Ethiopia for need-to-know investment information, which facilitated the business operation in the Industrial Park of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. The field trip…
April 06, 2016

Feasibility Study on Deep-Sea Fishery Bases of Liancheng in Micronesia

Commissioned by Liancheng Overseas Fishery (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., CDI conducted feasibility study on deep-sea fishery bases of the company in Micronesia to promote the construction of the fishery base in Kosrae, and cold rooms and processing plants for tunas in Pohnpei. The research team of CDI predicted the market potentials of deep-sea aquatic product shipping and processing, and put forward the…
March 01, 2016

Tim Summers from Chatham House Visits CDI

On February 29, 2016, Tim Summers, a senior consulting fellow on Asian programme from Chatham House, visited CDI and conducted research on the integration of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta in an interview with Dr. Guo Wanda, Executive Vice President of CDI. Dr. Guo noted that it is inevitable that Hong Kong and the delta region will more closely integrate with each other, or even grow into…

February 26, 2016

Wang Guowen Attends the Completion Ceremony of RMI Innovation Center

On February 24, 2016, On behalf of CDI, Dr. Wang Guowen, Director of Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, attended the completion ceremony of The Innovation Center of Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), located in Basalt. Dr. Amory B. Lovins, Cofounder and Chief Scientist of RMI, first introduced the deep green building. In the next part, a dialogue centered on new energy was held…

January 26, 2016

Dr. Peter Wolff from German Development Institute Visits CDI

On January 26, 2016, Dr. Peter Wolff, Head of World Economy and Development Financing Department from German Development Institute, paid a visit to CDI, meeting with Executive Vice President Dr. Guo Wanda, International Cooperation Director Ms. Feng Yueqiu, Director of Finance and Modern Industry Department Dr. Liu Guohong and Researcher Yu Peng. The discussion was centered on Shenzhen’s…

January 14, 2016

Urbanization Research Team Visits NRI

On January 7th, 2016, urbanization research team headed by Executive Director Zeng Zhen visited Nomura Research Institute (NRI) and meet with Mr. Hayakawa Yasuhiro, Director of Social Institutions Division, and other five experts. In-depth discussion was held on urban planning, land policy, urban regeneration and industrial parks. Mr. Hayakawa Yasuhiro briefed on the history of industrial parks…

December 30, 2015

British Consul Economic in Guangzhou Visited

On December 30, Dr. Guo Wanda, Executive Vice President of CDI, met Mr. Steve Arrick, Economic Consul of the British Consulate-General Guangzhou. They exchanged views on Shenzhen’s working priorities in the 13th Five-Year Plan and the development and opportunities of the fintech industry in Shenzhen. Dr. Guo noted that innovation is the key word in the 13th Five-Year Plan of Shenzhen and that…

December 25, 2015
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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…

December 23, 2015

Delegation from the Japan-China Economic Association Visits CDI

On December 22, 2015, Delegation from the Japan-China Economic Association (JCEA) led by Director Ms. Sogawa Mika visited CDI and met with Executive Vice President Dr. Guo Wanda and other research fellows. The discussion was centered on how to achieve a low-carbon economy in urban planning and industrial upgrading. Institutional innovation in the green economy of Shenzhen and specific cases of…

November 02, 2015

Founder of New Context AB Visited CDI

On November 2nd, Mr. Bengt Johansson, Founder of New Context AB and former Swedish Consul-General in Shanghai paid a visit to CDI and exchanged views with Ms. Feng Yueqiu, Director of International Cooperation Department and Ms. Yu Jun, Researcher at CDI. Mr. Bengt Johansson who was also Swedish Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Ambassador, has been dedicated to CSR research and teaching for…

October 23, 2015

Executive Director of Greater China Division, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Visited

On October 23, Mr. David Hartman, Executive Director of Greater China Division, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada paid a visit to CDI and had a discussion on Shenzhen’s economic development with Ms. Feng Yueqiu, Director of International Cooperation Department and Dr. Liu Guohong, Deputy Director of Finance and Modern Industry Research Center. Dr. Liu mainly elaborated on Shenzhen’s…

SCUT Research Team Visited CDI

Oct 14, 2015

On October 14, a field study team headed by Dr. Lin Huihuang from Institute of Public Policy of South China University of Technology (SCUT) and Dr. Wang Ou from School of Public Administration of SCUT visited to learn about the operating model of CDI, a successful think tank. Mr. Liu Rui, Assistant to the President, Ms. Feng Yueqiu, Director of International Cooperation Department and Mr. Zheng…

Trade Commissioner of Pacific Islands Trade & Invest Visited

Sep 26, 2015

On September 26, Mr. David Morris, Trade Commissioner of Pacific Islands Trade & Invest, visited CDI and exchanged views with Ms. Feng Yueqiu, Director of International Cooperation Department. Director Feng Yueqiu briefed the delegation about the history, research and consultation, exchanges, and operation mechanisms of CDI. The two parties agreed on research & consultation cooperation and…

Korean Delegation from GyeongGi-Do Visited CDI

Aug 26, 2015

On August 26, Korean Delegation from Gyeonggi-do led by Lim, Hae Kyu, President of Gyeonggi Research Institute (GRI) visited CDI, and the two think tanks signed a co-operation agreement. To begin with, President Lim and Executive Vice President Guo Wanda made thorough introductions about the two institutes respectively and Cui Xiande, Head of Gyeonggi-do Provincial Department of Economy, and Li…

British Consul in Guangzhou Visited

Jul 20, 2015

Mr. Matt Perrement, British Consul in Guangzhou for political and economic affairs, visited CDI and met Dr. Guo Wanda, Executive Vice President of the institute and Ms. Feng Yueqiu, Director of International Cooperation Department. Dr. Guo Wanda Briefed the background and priorities of promoting development of eastern, western and northern area in Guangdong, and mainly analyzed the role of…

Australian Consul in Guangzhou Visited

Jul 16, 2015

Mr. Chris Yost, Australian Consul in Guangzhou for political and economic affairs, visited CDI and met with Dr. Zhang Jiansen, Director of Finance and Modern Industry Research Center, Dr. Yu Lingqu, whose research focuses on financial industry, and Ms. Feng Yueqiu, Director of International Cooperation Department. The interview intention was to grasp the full picture about status quo of China’s…

Swiss EMBA Student Delegation Visited

Jul 01, 2015

EMBA student delegation from management school of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) paid a visit to CDI for a lecture on Shenzhen Special Economic Zone presented by Dr. Guo Wanda, Executive Vice President of the institute and met with Dr. Zhang Jiansen, Director of Finance and Modern Industry Research Center and Ms. Feng Yueqiu, Director of International…

Dr. Geoffrey T.M. Chow Visited

Jun 30, 2015

Dr. Geoffrey T.M. Chow from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne Australia visited CDI. Ms. Feng Yueqiu, Director of International Cooperation Department, introduced Development course, research focus, consultation projects, and academic exchange. With an in-depth discussion on how to conduct collaboration, they reached a tentative agreement on holding a Shenzhen promotion seminar to…

Indonesian Scholars Visited

Jun 16, 2015

Dr. Yose Rizal Damuri, Head of Department of Economics, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and his colleague Dr. David Christian paid a visit in CDI. Dr. Liu Guohong, Deputy Director of CDI Centre for Finance and Modern Industry Research and the research fellow Dr. Yu Lingqu met with the guests. Dr. Liu reviewed the development history of Shenzhen as China’s first Special…

Royal Norwegian Consul in Guangzhou Visited

Jun 10, 2015

Mr. Lars Børresen, Royal Norwegian Consul in Guangzhou, interviewed with Dr. Wang Guowen, Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Department of CDI. Dr. Wang briefed visitors on the significance of Free Trade Zones (FTZs) in terms of infrastructure construction, industrial development and institutional innovation, and compared the functional positioning of China’s three newly…

South African Scholar Visited CDI

Jun 05, 2015

Ms. Yazini, a South African scholar, paid a visit in Shenzhen for her report on the experience in developing a successful Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Professor Li Luoli, Vice Chairman of CDI, and Mr. Lu Wenbin, Director of Regional Planning Department of Shenzhen Municipal Development and Reform Commission had an in-depth discussion with Ms. Yazini. Prof. Li illustrated Shenzhen SEZ’s…

Australian Consul-General Visited

Jun 02, 2015

Mr. Dominic Trindade, Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou, and Ms. Julie-Anne Nichols, Australian Deputy Consul-General in Guangzhou, paid a visit to CDI and met with Dr. Qu Jian, Vice President, and Researcher Yu Jun. Dr. Qu briefly introduced the background and status quo of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone(SEZ), and then answered a series of questions concerning the planning of Free Trade…

Field Trip to Indian SEZs in VCIC Region

Apr 23, 2015

Commissioned by Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Department of Regional Development Planning of CDI launched the study on development strategy and policies on SEZs in the region of India’s Vizag Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) on March 1, 2015. The project’s inception report was submitted on March 16, 2015. From April 23 to 30, Vice President Qu Jian, Mr. Zhou Zhenbang, Senior Consultant of…

Singapore Consul Visited

Apr 01, 2015

Ms Chay Yuen Ting, Consul of the Republic of Singapore and Ms Yap Si Hong, Vice-Consul of the Republic of Singapore visited CDI and were warmly welcomed by Dr. Zhang Jiansen,Director of Financial Research Centre. Dr. Zhang answered the questions concerning the role of Qianhai &Shekou Free Trade Zone and the construction of legal system in Qianhai raised by Ms Chay. He also analyzed the status of…

Tanzanian Officials Visited CDI

Jan 14, 2015

On 14th January, 2015, the Regional Commissioner of Kigoma, Tanzania, Mr. Issa S. Machibya, led a delegation of four to visit CDI. Vice President Dr. Qu Jian, Deputy Director of Regional Planning Department Dr. Peng Jian, and junior researcher Jin Xiaojia received the delegation and had a good discussion with the distinguished guests from Africa. The Tanzania delegation was first introduced…

Huawei International Experts Visited

Jan 07, 2015

A group of senior staff from Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. paid a visit to CDI. Dr. Guo Wanda, the Executive Vice President made an introduction of the development of Shenzhen as China’s first Special Economic Zone. He shared his insights on the success factors of private hi-tech enterprises in Shenzhen and had an open dialogue with the guests.

CDI visited Z/Yen Group in the UK

Dec 18, 2014

Ms. Carol Feng, director of International Cooperation Department and Mr. Yu Peng, research fellow of Financial Research Centre visited Z/Yen Group which is based in London, UK and was welcomed by associate director Dr. Mark Yeandle on December 18th, 2014.

Z/Yen Group, founded in 1994, is a leading commercial think tank in the UK. The “Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI)” report is a bi-annual…

World Chinese Economic Forum

Dec 05, 2014

On Dec 4-6, Dr. Guo Wanda, Executive Vice President, and Ms. Carol Feng, Director of International Cooperation Department, attended the 6th World Chinese Economic Forum. Dr. Guo addressed in the first Session: “China’s Role in the World and Regional Economy”, and had a lively interaction with other speakers from Britain, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Kuwait. The Forum is themed…

Managing Director of ESI Visited

Oct 27, 2014

Mr. Stephen Olson, Managing Director of Asia, ESI visited CDI and was welcomed by Vice President Qu Jian, along with Ms Feng Yueqiu, Director of International Cooperation Department. Dr. Qu answered questions towards foreign direct investment (FDI) raised by Mr. Olson one by one. Dr. Qu also analyzed the reasons why FDI made such a great success in China and the challenges of FDI in different…

Switzerland Students Delegation Visited

Aug 07, 2014

A delegation of 33 students from 4 Swiss colleges including the University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland, led by Professor Claudio Boer and Stefan Dingerkus visited CDI. Dr. Guo Wanda, the Executive Vice President of CDI gave a lecture on “Chinese Economy and China’s Special Economic Zone: its Role for the Transformation of China”. The lecture consists of 4 parts: Chinese Economy in…

CDI-ESI Joint Report Released

Jul 16, 2014

CDI was releasing its first joint research report in cooperation with Economic Strategy Institute (ESI), a Washington DC-based, private, non-profit, non-partisan public policy research organization. The report entitled "Industrial Policy and Rebalancing in the US and China" was released by Mr. Stephen Olson, Managing Director in ESI Asia, and Dr. Guo Wanda, Executive Vice President of CDI. The…

Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou Visited

Jun 12, 2014

Mr. Dominic Trindade, Australian Consul-general in Guangzhou, paid his first official visit to Shenzhen from June 11th to 12th and had a luncheon with CDI Executive Vice President Guo Wanda and Ms. Carol Feng, Director of International Cooperation Department. The Consul General planned this visit in order to renew and further develop the Australian Consulate’s relationship with the Shenzhen…

CDI-ASLI MOU

May 31, 2014

The China-Malaysia High-Level Economic Forum was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on to boost bilateral relations into a comprehensive strategic partnership. Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, the Malaysian Prime Minister and Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, the International Trade and Industry Minister witnessed the exchange of documents to mark the signing of 11 business-to-business…

KATS Officials Visited

May 22, 2014

Dr. Sanjin LEE, Director General of Bureau of Technical Barriers to Trade Affairs, Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energyand Mr. Choi Yeonwoo, Commercial Consul of Korean Consulate-General in Guangzhou visited CDI and was welcomed by Executive Vice President Guo Wanda, along with Ms. Carol Feng, Director of International Cooperation Department. Dr. Guo introduced China’s economic status quo…

Financial Centre Summit

Jan 14, 2014

Shenzhen Financial Centre Summit was held in Bonn, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland from January 14th to 16th by China Development Institute (CDI), Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Ping An Bank. The Summit was aimed at showcasing the development achievements of Shenzhen through international exchanges. It covered a wide range of topics including the liberalization of finance sector and…