Think Tank Initiative: The changing role of think tanks in China


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Key Chinese initiatives also often have their own think tank networks. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), enshrined in China’s constitution last year, has its Silk Road Think Tank Network (eSiLKs), just as Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) has the China-Africa Think Tanks Forum. Furthermore, new think tanks continue to be established: the Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD) was started in 2017 with a focus on international development issues and the 2030 Agenda.