On December 26, 2019, with the approval of the Council of Silk Road Think Tank Association (SRTA), established by the International Department of the CPC Central Committee (IDCPC) and other 5 institutes, 21st-Century Maritime Cooperation Committee has been officially appointed as a member of the Council of Silk Road Think Tank Association.
In the future, the Comittee will work together with other members of the Council and to take advantage of complementary resources. Guided by the principle of "extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits", the Comittee is going to practice the Silk Road spirit of "peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit", and cater to the overall development of the Belt and Road Initiative.
About Silk Road Think Tank Association
Silk Road Think Tank Association (SRTA) was established on April 8, 2015 by International Department of CPC Central Committee (IDCPC) jointly with Development Research Center of State Council (DRC), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), Peking University and Fudan University to promote the Belt and Road Initiative. China Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS) serves as SRTA Secretariat. SRTA currently includes 140 Chinese research institutions studying the Belt and Road Initiative and over 122 foreign think tanks from countries along the Belt and Road. In the purpose of carrying forward Silk Road Spirit and serving Belt and Road Initiative, SRTA makes strategic judgment, policy analysis, project assessment and plays roles of platform builder, publicity window, policy advisor and service provider concerning the Belt and Road Initiative, while facilitating government policy-making, economic and trade cooperation, people-to-people bonds and prosperity in countries along the Belt and Road.