Established in May 2017, the Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy (CCE) aims to promote academic research and policy studies on the Chinese economy. Leveraging a connection between Hong Kong and Beijing, a solid and experienced research team, and bountiful resources, CCE strives to facilitate communication and collaboration between academia and the Chinese government.
CCE is supported by two leading research institutions on the Chinese economy in Hong Kong and mainland China: The Department of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. Both institutions feature internationally recognizable faculty members who have conducted cutting-edge research on the Chinese economy. Tsinghua is particularly well-known for its economic policy influences.
Currently, CCE is led by Co-Directors Professor Chong-En Bai and Professor Zheng Michael Song, together with three Associate Directors, Professor Qing Liu, Professor Ka-Ho Travis Ng, and Professor Kang Shi. CCE's mission is threefold: 1) to organize a variety of regular academic and policy events; 2) to collaborate with the Chinese government to develop institutional knowledge and data resources for academic research; and 3) to regularly publish working papers and policy reports, promote research in mass media, and provide policy suggestions.