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Econsult Solutions, Inc. and ANBOUND Form Strategic Partnership
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.
ESI Chinese Expertise
ESI’s team of China experts consists of Dick Voith, Founding Principal, Steve Wray, Senior Vice President & Principal, Sidney Wong, Senior Advisor, Jing Liu, Associate Director of ANBOUND and Asian Business Development, and Peiyong Yu, Associate Director. Our team has outstanding skills and extensive knowledge to examine a wide range of China-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.
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Two aspects are of extreme importance, when China is interacting with the world, namely content and manner. In terms of content, the country will strategically set its goals, starting point, principle, and choice of outreach. Manner and narrative in its communication shall be conducted peacefully and sensibly, adapt to what is understood internationally in its discourses, and be aware of the cultural differences. This, of course, requires foresight and vision. China might be under the impact of anti-globalization and international geopolitical frictions at the moment, while get along with the world to obtain a stable and sustained normal development environment in the long run. It is worth taking note of its long-term impact.
Against the backdrop of the deteriorating geopolitical relations between China and the United States, the frequent communications between the Chinese Vice Premier with U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Treasury Secretary within a week appear to be quite sudden. In fact, these changes show that the relations between major powers are always multi-faceted; the superficial diplomatic statements of politicians are only a part of this. The relations between major powers built through decades of globalization, especially the economic and trade relations that seem to be relatively distant from politics, cannot be easily decoupled.
The online forum "Digital City Development in the Post Covid Era" will be on 23 June 2021, 10:00am to 11:30am (UTC+8 hours Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). The forum will invite international experts to share their insights on the development of digital cities and their country experiences in this area, aiming to contribute some ideas to Malaysia's digitalization progress. Our Guest of Honour, His Excellency Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Malaysia’s Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Economy) will deliver his speech at the forum. Dr. Richard Voith, Founding Principal of Econsult Solutions from the United States, will share “Digitalization, Density and Development: Where to Invest; and Yi Wang, Head of Global Development Program at ANBOUND, to share "Serving the People: Urban Digitalization in China". The event will be broadcasted live through ACCCIM & ANBOUND Facebook page.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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