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About the Asan Beijing Forum


The Asan Beijing Forum is a gathering of leading figures in Korean, Chinese, and East Asian public affairs for a two-day conference in Beijing, China. Organized by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, the Charhar Institute and the China Institute of International Studies, the Forum seeks to inform the policymaking discourse in Northeast Asia by bringing fresh insights to some of the most pressing challenges confronting Korea and China in the twenty-first century.

“Korea and China: Next 20 Years”

The very successful meeting between Presidents Park and Xi has signaled both countries’ commitment to peace and prosperity in the region. Given the tremendous strides that have been made in Korea and China’s economic and cultural relations, it is time we formulate a “New Type of Korea-China Relations.”


The Asan Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, non-partisan think tank that undertakes policy-relevant research to foster domestic, regional, and international environments that promote peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula, East Asia, and the world-at-large. The Institute aims to foster wide-ranging and in-depth public discussions which are essential for a healthy society. By focusing on areas including foreign affairs, national security, public governance, energy, and the environment, it strives to address some of the major challenges that our society faces today.

The Charhar Institue is an independent think tank located in Hebei Shangyi County, Charhar. Founded in October 2009, it provides foreign policy advice to the Chinese government and aims to offers a platform for interaction between the government, academia, private sector, and the public. The Charhar Institute has 19 Ph.D. research fellows and 42 graduate degree research fellows and visiting scholars. It also produces a range of publications including the ‘Charhar Public Diplomacy Series,’ ‘Quarterly Journal of Public Diplomacy,’ and the ‘Charhar Report.’

The China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) is the official think tank of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It conducts research and analysis on a wide range of foreign policy issues. Research at the Institute is focused primarily on medium and long-term policy issues of strategic importance, particularly those concerning international politics and world economy. Research findings at CIIS are presented in reports to the country’s foreign policy makers and institutions, as well as in published books and articles.