About the Institute
The mission of The Institute for International Affairs, Qianhai (IIA) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (hereinafter referred to as "IIA") is to take a global, forward-looking, evidence-based approach to the study of public policy and international affairs. IIA operates The Institute for International Affairs, based on the "one institute, two wings" mode for coordinated development. We aim to be regarded as a comprehensive research institute combining the function of think-tank, post-graduate school and international forum, which is of strategic importance in academic and policy research based in Shenzhen. IIA analyses China from a global perspective, provides timely and forward-looking policy analysis and consultancy for central and local government and develops outstanding specialists.
IIA’s principal research areas include:
- Examining from a global perspective China’s reform and opening up, economic policy, industrial policy, technology policy, sustainable development, maritime economy, international strategy and diplomacy, global development and governance, as well as Greater Bay Area integration, and the southern China common market.
- In the field of policy analysis and consultancy, offering support to central and local government and enterprises across all major policy areas.
- Developing a knowledge system applicable to China's political economy.
- Providing policy training for government personnel and senior enterprise management in the Greater Bay Area and the country at large in international relations, domestic and foreign affairs, public policy, urban management, sustainable development, and other areas.
- Establishing an international hub for knowledge and policy exchange which combines policy research, theory building and talent development, thereby strengthening China’s contribution to global dialogue on international and diplomatic issues.
IIA boasts world-class faculty, scholars, and research staff from international academic backgrounds. Its founding President is Professor Zheng Yongnian, a senior scholar in political economy. Since its recent establishment, IIA has made rapid progress. IIA has so far submitted more than 200 policy reports, which are circulated to central and local government, and many policy recommendations are adopted by or received attention of government at different levels. We have successfully hosted more than ten academic events, including our newly minted Haina Lecture and Baichuan Forum, which gained wide national media coverage.
integration, and the southern China common market.
Constructing a knowledge system
to global dialogue on international and diplomatic issues.