Season's Greetings from CCG in Beijing
As the year draws to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the collective journey we've embarked on together. It has been a remarkably productive year, rich with enlightening insights, stimulating dialogues, and a shared passion for delving deeper into the topics that matter to us all.
Here at CCG Update, our mission extends beyond merely announcing or publicizing CCG's events. We are committed to disseminating the valuable perspectives gained from these gatherings.
A standout moment was the 9th China and Globalization Forum on Sep. 9, organized by the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), which saw the insights of many ambassadors for major countries and key Chinese diplomats.
We hope our marathon publication of transcripts from the 8th China Global Think Tank Innovation Forum on Oct. 23 has provided you with new perspectives on the changing global synamics and the increaing need for collaboration.
The CCG Global Dialogue series has been another highlight. In the past 12 months, CCG has talked with figures like Richard Hass, Ray Dalio, Susan Thornton & Douglas Paal, Peter O’Neill, William Kirby, Arancha González, and most recently, Pascal Lamy.
In addition to CCG Update, our other two newsletters of CCG, Pekingnology and The East is Read, are dedicated to locating, translating, summarizing, contextualizing, and annotating Chinese leaders' speeches, China's policy documents, and discussions on China largely from within China. We value your subscription to these publications and CCG Update, and welcome any advice you may have.
CCG is also excited, as the epidemic has come to an end, to step beyond borders and engage with the world. In August, CCG carried out an extensive tour in Europe and the U.S., visiting thinks tanks, research institutes, government ministries, strengthening old ties and establishing new connections. In Novemeber, a CCG delegation took another trip to Europe, including the Paris Peace Forum, OECD Paris Headqaurters, and the German Bundestag. CCG hosted a side event on Munich Security Conference in February and co-hosted two sessions at the Doha Forum in December.
Furthermore, we celebrated the release of influential books such as the Chinese translation of China Through European Eyes: 800 Years of Cultural and Intellectual Encounter by Prof. Kerry Brown, the Chinese translation of The Asian 21st Century by Kishore Mahbubani, [the English version of the book, published by CCG in 2022, has been downloaded over three million times as of July 3, 2023] and Soft Power and Great-Power Competition: Shifting Sands in the Balance of Power between the United States and China by Joseph Nye, alongside CCG's own publications like Strategies for Chinese Enterprises Going Global and Global Think Tanks (2.0).
In a world that is ever-changing and increasingly subject to unpredictability, the need for open communication and understanding becomes more apparent. As we approach the end of a year, which for many is a time for reflection and renewal, let's embrace the spirit of love and care. These values, universal in their appeal, can guide us in our interactions and aspirations.
Thank you for your support in this fruitful year. Wishing you a delightful holiday season and a prosperous New Year!
Henry Huiyao Wang, Founder & President of CCG
Mabel Lu Miao, Co-Founder & Secretary-General of CCG