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Message from the Chairman

China Development Institute (CDI) is the fruit of China’s Reform and Open-door Policy. It would be an innovative course to operate such a newly-style research and consulting organization. A group of economists, business leaders and social activists, with Ma Hong, Li Hao, Chen Jinhua, Jiang Yiwei, Gao Shangquan and Lin Ling as the representatives have made great contributions to the initiation and development of CDI.

With 20 years’ development, CDI has cultivated an efficient research team with fruitful research achievements. CDI is now standing at a jumping-off point for a brighter future. There are five objectives for CDI to achieve: to cultivate the talents, to upgrade research level, to enlarge social influence, to expand cooperation, and to set up brand reputation. 

As a think tank, CDI should always keep its eye on the strategic issues in China’s reform and opening-up by presenting policy recommendations, problem solutions, and consulting reports to make more active contributions to a harmonious society.

Chairman,Former Minister of Finance, China:

Message from the President

China Development Institute (CDI) has been established for more than 20 years. Led by politicians and economists in the previous generation, young intellectuals in CDI have created a unique model for its development in Shenzhen, a pioneer city of reform, which contributes greatly to the economic reform and development, especially to China’s soft science, research and consulting on public policy.

China still has a long way to go on its reform and development. During the process of industrialization, urbanization and internationalization, new problems and conflicts would continuously come out and getting more and more complicated. Hence professional institutions with broader visions and knowledge are in need to make in-depth study on public policies and provide practical recommendations for the governments. 20 years experience has laid a solid foundation for CDI’s further development. In the 21st century, CDI should keep on committing itself to upgrade knowledge, to improve research quality and to cultivate talents in a bid to meet the demand of new situation and to make more contributions to sustain China’s prosperity.