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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.
The Latest News From ANBOUND
The West's "technology weaponization" against China, and China's "market weaponization" against the West will exist for a long time to come, constituting the basic pattern of China's future development. Simultaneously however, China still needs to persist in its efforts at globalization, keeping the market open, and establish a better open economic system.
Under the economic rebound and low base effect, China's economic data in the first two months this year got off to a very encouraging start. However, with a view to maintaining economic stability in the coming years, monetary policy is likely to be relatively prudent this year, guarding against risks while preserving policy space for the next few years.
Senior Chinese and American government officials have held talks in Alaska on March 18 and 19. This marks the first high-level face-to-face meeting between China and the United States since U.S. President Joe Biden took office. Researchers of international affairs at ANBOUND indicated an unproductive ending that both China and the United States had the talk knowing full well.
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On March 18th and 19th 2021, the first high-level diplomatic meeting since Biden’s election took place in Anchorage, Alaska against the backdrop of deteriorating bilateral relations of the two countries. […]
It has been a busy year for Econsult Solutions. We are grateful for our staff, senior advisors, and project partners who have made 2019 one of our best. This edition […]
Last week in Present Value, our partners at ANBOUND gave us Part 1 of our blog series on state and local government policy in China. For Part 2, Senior Researcher […]