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, Sidney Wong, Senior Advisor, Joyce Liu, Senior 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 process of Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) delisting from the U.S. capital market, which began in August last year, will gradually be completed by the end of this year or the beginning of next year. Even with the agreement and effective resolution of the U.S.-China audit dispute, these SOEs will continue to leave the U.S. stock market. For the delisted companies, there is not much substantial impact, but there exist certain long-term concerns. Whether state-owned or otherwise, these enterprises should keep openness in their development, rather than take passive closure under external pressures.
The current relationship between India and the United States appears to be the strongest in years. In the evolving global geopolitical landscape of recent years, the U.S. has successfully expanded its Asia-Pacific rebalancing to the Indian Ocean, bringing India into the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Strategy and attracting India to participate in the Quad dialogue composed of the U.S., India, Japan, and Australia. In both of these geopolitical arrangements, India plays an indispensable supporting role.
Indonesia's decision to abstain from BRICS membership is a noteworthy international development. It underscores the idea that in a global arena shaped by geopolitical strategies, emerging major nations will shape their involvement in international multilateral organizations for the sake of their self-interest. Furthermore, this situation indicates that the BRICS organization's impact, representation, and allure are somewhat modest and delicate in the broader international context.
ANBOUND Government Database
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 [email protected] or [email protected].
Open Source, Textual Data, Interdisciplinary Policy Informatics, and Advisory Communications -- ANBOUND Policy Analysis Database makes cognition into practices and identifies public policy concerns and complex challenges, which further are leveraged to address issues, and develop governance solutions.
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