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China Think Tank Impact Report 2020 Launched


2021-06-07 08:20

Zhao Xuzhou,Zeng Jiang

Jun. 2rd,China Think Tank Impact Report 2020 was launched in Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, which was the result of joint innovation between Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences and Chengdu Document and Information Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and was also the first big data-supported think tank report in western China.


The Three Enhancements are an important feature of the high-quality development of Chinese think tanks in 2019, according to the report. Strengthen Value aims to get to ensure that think tanks are aligned with national and regional development goals; Strengthen Tie highlights the synergy between the top and bottom, and think tanks act in an open, cooperative and win-win manner; Self-strengthen aims at self-shaping, and in the principle of adhering to high quality, think tanks can be hardened into steel, according to the report.

The report analyzes structural characteristics of nearly 500 national, local, university, social, and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan think tanks, and think-tanks with outstanding influence in 2019 have been proposed, by using the evaluation model combining subjective and objective data from the five perspectives of decision-making, public opinion, society, professional and international influence.

The top 10 issues for 2019 are New Era, Big Data, Internet Plus, Rural Revitalization, High-quality Development, the Belt and Road, Targeted Poverty Alleviation, Reform and Opening up, AI, and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics.

Special studies have been done on the high-end think tanks, the Party Building think tanks, think tanks in the field of ethnic studies and think tanks for international relations; exploring the relationship between territorial think tanks and regional innovation, taking the think tanks of Guangzhou and Shenzhen as a sample, according to the report, and states the problems existing in the development of think tanks, such as the commercialization of knowledge, the internalization of competition and the homogenization of assessment, and puts forward four suggestions on the reform of think tanks in China: First, to build a research team that follows the scientific spirit; Second, to establish the incentive mechanism in accordance with the law of innovation; The third is to construct an organization system that can adapt to uncertainty; Fourth, promote in-depth work on issues with Chinese characteristics. 



Translated by Lena.


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