The East is Read offers frequent briefings on China drawing mostly from Chinese mainland sources. It is hosted at the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a leading non-government thinktank in Beijing that takes no position on issues raised in the newsletter.

Founded and led by Henry Huiyao Wang and Mable Lu Miao, CCG has been granted the official special consultative status by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) as a “non-governmental organization.” In the 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index by the University of Pennsylvania Think Tank and Civil Society Program (TTCSP), CCG ranked among the top think tanks worldwide and the top 50 “best independent think tanks,” rivaling China’s state think tanks. CCG has been recognized as a “4A non-governmental organization” by Beijing Municipal Government Civil Affairs Department.

You are also welcome to check out Pekingnology and CCG Update.

Zichen Wang is the Editor of these newsletters.

Yuxuan Jia is the Associate Editor of The East is Read since July 2023.


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Zichen Wang

Director for Int'l Comms and Research Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), editing Pekingnology & The East is Read. Also Senior Fellow at The Conference Board.

The East is Read

Frequent China briefings from the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a leading non-governmental think tank in Beijing.

Jia Yuxuan

Research Associate at Center for China and Globalization (CCG)