2023 Macro Situation Annual Forum and the 3rd Forum on the International Influence of China’s Think Tanks held on Jan.16
(2023-01-20 10:01:32)

The 2023 Macro Situation Annual Forum and the 3rd Forum on the International Influence of China’s Think Tanks was held on Jan.16 online and offline, hosted by Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY), co-organized by Global Governance Research Center, RUC (GGRC), China-US People-to-People Exchange Research Center, RUC and Jufeng Financial Research Institute.


The theme of this forum is “Changes and Reforms: China and the World”. The two-day forum consists of keynote speeches, conference discussions, 6 seminars, 2 plenary sessions on the macro situation, and 2 roundtable forums.

Xie Feng, Vice Foreign Minister, Zhang Donggang, Chairperson of the University Council, RUC, and Ma Lin, co-chairman of the Global Governance Research Center, RUC, gave opening remarks. Wang Yi, Vice President of RUC presided over the opening ceremony.


Liao Qun, Chief Economist of the RDCY and Chief Expert of the GGRC, released the think tank research report “Restart After the Catastrophe: World Economy and China’s Future in the Post-Pandemic Era”.


Nearly 100 guests, including former dignitaries, well-known experts and scholars from home and abroad, industry leaders, and chief economists in the financial industry gathered together online and offline to interpret the current macro situation, discussed the prospects of the world economy, and gave advice on China’s economic development.

Zhang Donggang emphasized that think tanks have always been one of the most knowledge-, intelligence-, and thought-intensive fields, playing an irreplaceable and important role in situation research, theoretical innovation, counseling services, and international communication.

Xie Feng delivered an annual speech on the theme of “Together to Meet the Challenges of the Times and Create a Better Future”. He introduced the significance and connotation of promoting the construction of a community of shared future for mankind. He also shared his views on the future outlook of China-US relations and China’s role in the international arena, which attracted wide attention and lively discussions on the Internet.

Wang Yi said that RDCY celebrates its 10th birthday in January 2023. The purpose of holding this forum at such a special moment is to build a communication platform for everyone to discuss future international and domestic economic trends at the beginning of the new year.

Ma Lin believes that in the face of uncertainties in the evolution of the international political and economic landscape, Chinese companies need to have insight into the macro situation to further promote China’s economic development.


Subsequently, the forum entered into a keynote discussion entitled “Macro Situation and Think Tank Responsibilities in 2023” with 5 speeches. This session was presided over by Wang Wen, Executive Dean of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies.


On the afternoon of the 16th, the forum had three parallel sub-forums, namely “Game of Great Powers and Think Tank Actions”, “Boosting Confidence and Think Tank Cooperation”, and “Strategic Layout and Think Tank Innovation”, with nearly 50 experts and scholars participated in and conducted in-depth exchanges.

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