"The First Round-table Conference on Overseas Studies of Contemporary Chinese Issues" was held in Central Compilation & Translation Bureau (CCTB), a conference sponsored by the leading group office of CCTB National High-end Think Tank and the Marxism-Leninism Literature & Information Department of CCTB. More than 30 experts and scholars from International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee, Party History Research Centre, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Central Compilation & Translation Bureau, China International Publishing Group and Peking University attended this conference, including Sun Haiyan, director general of information & external communication bureau, International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee and Wu Li, deputy director of the Institute of Contemporary China Studies (ICCS) of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Deputy director Wei Haisheng addressed the conference, saying that the recent speech made by President Xi Jinping at the conference on the work related to philosophy and social sciences, which mentioned an increase in the exchanges between think tanks at home and abroad to promote the oversea research of China studies, is of great significance in guiding oversea studies of China issues. "The Round-table Conference on Overseas Studies of Contemporary Chinese Issues" is an important move that we have taken to implement the gist of Xi Jinping's speech. It is aimed to build a communication platform for domestic institutes and scholars engaged in oversea China studies. It enables open access, cooperative approaches and collaborative networks for think tanks engaged in oversea China studies and better serve the decision making of the Central Committee of the CPC.