TTCSP Global and Regional Think Tank Summit Reports

2018 China Global Think Tank Innovation Forum

James G. McGann, University of Pennsylvania

All requests, questions, and comments should be directed to James G. McGann, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, International Studies; Director, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, The Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania.


The Third Annual China Global Think Tank Innovation Forum was held on June 17, 2018 in Beijing, China. It comes at a critical juncture in global politics and economies. The fragile global economy has proven robust enough to navigate shocks that defined the year 2017, from waves of populist politics to worldwide protectionist tendencies. However, the world still faces looming dangers, such as ticking debt bombs, intensifying geopolitical competition, and the precarious position of industrial workers due to rapid technological advancements and the development of global value chains.


Date Posted: 20 July 2020