A New Generation of Chinese Intellectuals: Wang Zichen of the Center for China and Globalization

Join Scott for a wide-ranging conversation with Wang Zichen, a rising star amongst Chinese public intellectuals who is now with the Center for China and Globalization, based in Beijing. They discuss Wang’s first trip ever to the United States, the difficulties in U.S.-China relations, how Chinese think tanks try to influence public policy, and much more.

Wang Zichen 王子辰 is Research Fellow and Director for International Communications at the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a leading non-governmental thinktank in Beijing. Before joining CCG in October 2022, he worked, in China and Europe, for 11 years at Xinhua News Agency, China's state news agency. He is a recipient of many internal awards from Xinhua and the Chinese authorities. While at Xinhua, he founded Pekingnology, a China newsletter, as a personal project that he now continues to edit at CCG. Pekingnology now has nearly 12,000 subscribers and amassed over 1 million views from both email and web pages in the year to date. He also edits The East is Read, another China newsletter with 10,000 subscribers, at CCG. The newsletters translate, contextualize, interpret, and summarize Chinese leaders' speeches, China's policy documents, and substantive and technical policy discussions mostly from within China. Zichen visited the United States in Fall 2023 on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) at the invitation of the State Department.

Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics