The think-tank scholars, who are different from academic economists, offer unique practical thinkingpoints of view in the mixed economy.
Chen Gong’s Profile
Founder of Anbound Think Tank; established Beijing Anbound Consulting Co. (also known as ANBOUND) in 1993. He is now ANBOUND’s founding partner, chief researcher, postdoctoral supervisor, and a prominent think tank scholar. Chen Gong is one of China’s renowned experts in information analysis. He published The Art of Analysis at the end of 1990s, The Core of Information Analysis in 2010, and many other works. Chen Gong’s works on information analysis have contributed greatly to the laying of a solid theoretical foundation in the discipline of information analysis in China.
Most of Chen Gong’s outstanding academic research activities are primarily in the application of economic information analysis, particularly in the area of public policy research, and this has made him a renowned expert on public policy research in China. A well-known saying by him goes: “papers are the core of the academy, while ideas are the core of policy.” In the field of public policy research, Chen Gong has made many valuable contributions, and his observations and thoughts on public policy have often come ahead of those from Chinese academia and society. As early as the end of the last century, he brought up the issue of China’s “post-land economy” and predicted that China’s land economy that was in the full swing then was headed towards collapse. He proposed the “Ideal City Model” and is also the proponent of the Social Risk Alert System as related to the rate of urbanization. He was also the pioneer researcher of China’s Western Development Programme and “the New Silk Road.” His systematic research on both projects has been published from as early as 2008, and this research has since gradually evolved into official policy. He advocated China’s version of the Marshall Plan, deeming that China’s peaceful rising hinges on an international strategic thinking system and a practical direction in the new era. He is one of the first land power theory researches in the field of international geopolitics to encourage China to join the international arena, and he also proposed the “New Silk Road Common Market” plan. In relation to this, Chen Gong has authored The Geopolitical Data, The Seventeen Days, Balance and Competition, Urbanization-the World Changer, and other works of expert analysis. He came up with the concept of the “crisis triangle” in his book, Urbanization-the World Changer, and was the first in the world to deconstruct the principle of capital surplus, an achievement considered to be a milestone in the field of development economics in China.
A renowned think tank scholar in China, Chen Gong is also a prolific and thoughtful writer, and an astounding quantity of his work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, and numerous other national and international media and websites. His views and thoughts are centred on macroeconomics, research on reform, industries, and cities, and he has received great praise for his forward-thinking and the guidance he has provided in his research on reform and cities. His proposal of utilizing the common funds to reform State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) is still the focus of study of many governmental departments and social sectors. In 2015, Chen Gong wrote the article A Global Religious War is the Next Stage in the Clash of Civilizations, wherein he conducted a comprehensive and systematic analysis on international politics from the perspective of an organisational system, and insisted that the Chinese government reach an agreement with Vatican to achieve more stability.
Chen Gong has been a Council Member of the China Society of Economic Reform for a long time, and has also been a professor and postdoctoral supervisor at several universities. The business world in China has dubbed him an “invisible master.” Several economists from the U.S. Department of State who have interviewed him as well as economic experts from the American Embassy in Beijing have all said that Chen Gong is “a respected strategic thinker in China.” Chen Gong does not seem to agree with these praises, but his highly strategic and forward-looking views and thoughts do in fact receive a lot of attention, and in reality, he has even been considered a prophet-like legend.
As ANBOUND’s independent research briefings, Economic Daily and Financial Daily have been published for 24 years with high price tag. The two briefings mainly publish the arguments, findings, and thoughts of think tank scholars. There are now more than 300,000 subscribers, including officials from the central government to the local governmental departments, as well as prominent investor and entrepreneurial groups.
Strategic Review is a report series published by Anbound Consulting Co. It is a compilation of various ideas, reports and literature. Its price can be as high as 35,000 yuan per year, making it the most expensive periodical in China. It has almost a thousand subscribers.
Media refers to the public media, including newspapers, magazines, the internet, WeChat, and so on.
Mr. He Jun joined Anbound in 1998, and now takes the roles as Partner, Director of Research Team and Senior Researcher. His main research covers macro-economy, public policies and energy industry. During his 15 years in Anbound, Mr. He Jun has led many major consulting projects that involved the central/local governments, large-sized state-owned banks, and foreign enterprises. His viewpoints in terms of economy, finance and public policies are frequently cited by numerous media and websites, and he has also received the famous media's interviews, including the Economist, Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Reuters, Al-Jazeera Television, etc. Besides, Mr. He Jun introduced the PG program for the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, and was invited by the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University to be the specific expert. Mr. He Jun continuously provides professional consulting services to American government agencies, IBM and so on. Master Degree in scientific & technological philosophy at China Academy of Sciences.
Deputy Director, Institute of Financial Studies at the Development Research Center, State Council. Dr. Ba Shusong is an outstanding expert in the risk management of financial institution and financial market regulation. Also, he is the Chief Economist of Ping An Security Co., Director of Financial Studies Center of China Reform & Development Institute (Hainan Province), Regulation Consulting Expert of Asian Development Bank.
Professor of Finance at Beijing Normal University
Pro. Zhong Wei is the Director of Finance Research Center, Beijing Normal University, Researcher of the Research Center for International Finance, Chinese Academy of Social Science(CASS) and China Society of Economic Reform.
Ms. Li Haiying has been engaged in the automobile industry research for more than 10 years, during which she has participated many specific projects. Ms. Li Haiying is an experienced fellow of industrial research and informational analysis. She mainly focuses on tracing the tendency of the policies related to automobile industry, and the dynamic of Chinese auto market.
Real Estate Industry
Ms. Su Jing has studied the real estate for ages, and joined in the investigation of real estate markets and analysis for dozens of cities. She served the governments, famous property enterprises with professional strategic reports on regional/enterprise development planning. Her analyses are usually seen on China Real Estate Business Weekly, 21st Century Business Herald, China Business News, China House Business, etc.
Mr. Liu Enqiao mainly focuses on the credit risk study for multi industries. He has extensive experiences in the research and dynamic tracking, particularly in nonferrous metal, minerals, energy/new energy, marine & shipbuilding, financing, investment, trust. Some of China's famous media like Caijing Magazine and China Science Daily always publish Mr. Liu Enqiao's reports.