US-China Policy Research
ESI and ANBOUND formed a strategic partnership in 2019, and are committed to providing research and consulting services to clients, expanding their horizons through in-depth international collaboration, and jointly proposing public policy recommendations and solutions for promoting high-quality economic development. ANBOUND is a multinational independent think tank based in China and Malaysia, which specializes in public policy research covering geopolitics and international relations, urban and social development, industrial issues, and macro-economy.
Our International Expertise
ESI’s team of experts consists of Dr. Richard Voith, Founding Principal, Steve Wray, Senior Vice President & Principal, Sidney Wong, Senior Advisor, Joyce Liu, Analyst. Our team has outstanding skills and extensive knowledge to examine a wide range of foreign-related issues in the fields of city planning, real estate, higher education, innovation, transportation planning, and more.
Dick Voith and Jing Liu from ESI and ANBOUND teamed up with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, SWA Group, and Arup and to participate in and won the 3rd place at the Architectural Design Competition of The Future Science and Technology City of Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone organized by The Reform and Planning Administration Bureau of Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone and Chengdu Hi-tech Investment Group Co., Ltd in 2020 and 2021. The competition received more than 100 participants from all over the world. PCPA&ESI team was shortlisted with four other world renowned design firms - MAD, MVRDV, gmp and OMA in the final design phase, and won the third place in the final round of competition.
ESI’s role in the team included developing innovation ecosystem concept, economic development strategies, and smart city strategies which further guided the land use plan and the detailed urban design of the entire area. ESI laid out the design concept that open, welcoming, and sustainable environments within smart, interconnected, mixed use urban forms are the future of successful innovation ecosystems. ESI and ANBOUND also conducted a thorough fiscal impact analysis and economic impact analysis for the project after the design was completed.
|ESI partnered with ANBOUND to conduct study on the future development trend of Chinese cities for Glodon in China.
ESI and ANBOUND reviewed the literatures on the current status of Chinese urban development and classified the Chinese cities into three development models based on their phases of urbanization: spatial expansion, spatial steady-state, and spatial reduction. ESI also identified several key issues that Chinese cities are currently facing, and further proposed future development goals. ESI leveraged the past experiences from ESI ThoughtLab studies of the Smarter Cities 2025 and the Hyperconnected Cities.
The Latest News From ANBOUND
The cause of carbon neutrality can be broken down into four categories depending on the rate of carbon emission: (1) Countries that are experiencing a post-carbon emission peak decline such as the United States, the United Kingdom, France, etc.; (2) Countries that are still seeing a growth in carbon emissions, such as India; (3) Countries in which carbon emissions have entered the "platform period", such as China; (4) Lastly, those that have yet to put their carbon emission reduction plans into practice, such as some agricultural-based developing countries. Chan Kung, founder of ANBOUND, and He Jun, Senior Researcher of ANBOUND contributed his views to the 4th quarter Energy Forum published by International Association for Energy Economics.
The spread of COVID-19 and geopolitical factors, while depressing the economy, stimulated the growth of the semiconductor industry, creating a "supercycle" by prolongating the boom period. Some of semiconductor chip makers have started to push for price increases, citing rising raw material costs and longer production cycles. ANBOUND’s industry researchers noted for now, this semiconductor "supercycle" is likely to last one to three years, peaking around 2023, after which industrial growth is likely to slow.
Chang Kung, Founder of ANBOUND, was invited to join a podcast at the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). He shares his view on realizing a hydrogen energy society, as well as the pros and cons to lithium batteries and their increased demand as auto manufacturers shift to producing more electric vehicles.
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ANBOUND Government Database (access from www.anbound.org) is a textual database that uses text analytics and machine learning techniques to collect and keep track of China’s public policy issues over time through all kinds of sources including traditional media, social media, books, and conferences since 27 years ago. ESI works collaboratively with ANBOUND on promoting ANBOUND Government database in the US. For free trial subscription and more information, please contact JoyceLiu@econsultsolutions.com or email@example.com.
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