China`s think tanks, which have received little exposure in the past, have recently enjoyed significant attention from the media and policy makers, although they still have a way to go before they become influential on the global stage. At the end of June, the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University held a think tank forum themed "The Silk Road Economic Belt Construction and Future" in Beijing.
The joint statement by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart François Hollande on March 26 outlined both countries’ future comprehensive strategic partnership as a period of close and long-term development. In the statement, France showed its expectation that China should host its first G20 summit as soon as possible.
As 2017 comes to an end, “Asia Today” presents a seven-day year-end special program called “Asian Faces of 2017.” From Dec 24 to 30, we will review the seven most influential figures in Asia and examine how their highs and lows, and their hits and misses, impacted their country, the region and the world.