Founded in 2013, Taihe Institute (TI) is an independent, non-profit think tank based in Beijing, China, with the mission of facilitating mutual appreciation between civilizations and promoting global peace and development. Holding to the motto “On Times We Focus,” TI is dedicated to providing informed analysis and expert recommendations supported by in-depth research. TI’s open-minded inquiry provides diverse viewpoints for individuals, organizations and governments seeking to better understand China and the wider world.
To date, TI has been commissioned by quite a number of Chinese central and local government departments to research on China’s internal and foreign policies, regional economy, and social development. Meanwhile, TI has developed and maintained links and connections with nearly 60 embassies and overseas institutions, and has rich academic exchanges with prominent organizations and think tanks at home and abroad, including, among others, Embassy of the United States of America in China, Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in China, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in China, Embassy of Spain in China, Embassy of Japan in China, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in China, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in China, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in China, Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in China, Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in China, Embassy of the State of Israel, Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in China, Embassy of the Republic of Colombia in China, Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs, China Public Diplomacy Association, China Education Association for International Exchange, ASEAN-China Centre, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Shanghai Cooperation Organization Secretariat, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, National Committee on United States-China Relations, Eisenhower Fellowships, Brookings Institution, National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP), China-Brücke e.V., Sino-Israel Global Network and Academic Leadership (SIGNAL), East Asia Foundation, Nizami Ganjavi International Center, Chemical Society of Pakistan, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, Peking University, Beijing Normal University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Wuhan University, Nankai University, East China Normal University, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Hunan University, Hunan Agricultural University, Shenzhen University, Xiangtan University, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and other institutes of higher education and researches.
TI is also the initiator of the China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy, a member of the Belt and Road Studies Network and the BRI International Green Development Coalition, and the Chair of the expert committee of the Innovation Center for China-U.S. Youth Exchange.
TI actively collaborates with international media outlets and publishes its research results through media and its official accounts on various online platforms, including a monthly online English publication, TI Observer. Major findings are also published in the form of TI Library.
In 2017, with the theme of “Science Culture · Future Ethics · Common Values,” TI initiated the annual Taihe Civilizations Forum (TCF), aiming to “seek common values and explore harmonious development.” Now the Forum has grown into a crucial platform for international academic exchanges and public diplomacy.
In 2021, TI established the Taihe Institute Observer Community (TIO Community), an all-new exchange platform for Chinese and international political, business, and academic elites.
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