Introduction to CSER
China Society of Economic Reform(CSER) was established on February,1983 with the approval of the State Council；CSER has registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs as a Class A national institute in 1990(code number of social organization: 50000301-3)；At the inaugural ceremony of the State Council Office for Restructuring Economic System in 1998, Premier Minister Zhu Rongji pointed out specially: ‘CSER should be strengthened’；After the reform of personnel and financial administration system, CSER became an independent legal body in 1999, which contains a great number of group members and individual directors in the provincial and municipal governments and research institutes all over the country at present. State Development and Reform Commission has been responsible for CSER since 2003.
Adhering to the practice of economic system reform and the service to it，to the principle of emancipating the mind, seeking truth from facts and combining theory with practice, to the policy of ‘letting a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend’, CSER has actively carried out various researches, held seminars and conducted international academic exchanges to advance China's reform in the spirit of bold exploration and creation.
Organizations under CSER are Administration Office, Research Department, International Department, Public Policy Research Department, Public Opinion Investigation Department and Training Center. China Reform Foundation (CRF), affiliated to CSER, is an independent organization, and its daily management and operation is in co-ordination with CSER. Besides, as independent organizations, China Economic Reform Agency and Reform Communication Center are managed by CSER.
The principal functions of CSER are to undertake the research subject on economic system reform, which entrusted by the government and responsible department, and make foresighted research on important and difficult problems of the economic and social development. The research fruits are used as reference for policy-making of enterprises and governments at all levels.
Additionally, the organization strives to establish and extend its contacts with foreign research institutes, experts and scholars so as to exchange information and views, jointly discuss and sum up the theories and experiences of the economic opening, development and reform, conduct research projects through cooperation or entrustment, and promote international intercourse, mutual understanding and friendship.
The leading body of CSER is the Board of Directors that holds its plenary session every year to discuss issues, exchange views and work out its principles. The permanent organ is Executive Committee, which is responsible for implementing the Board's decisions, examining and handling various major issues in its routine work. Most of CSER leaders are social figures and economists who used to hold important departmental positions in the Chinese government.
Honorary President: Mr.Li Tieying
Vice-Chairman of the Tenth session of the National People’ Congress Standing Committee
Honorary President: Mr. An Zhiwen
Former Full-time Commissioner of the State Planning Commission, Vice Minister of the State Capital Construction Commission, Vice Minister of the State Planning Commission, Minister of the Sixth Machinery Industry, Vice Minister and Secretary of Leading Party Group of the State Commission for Restructuring Economic Systems (SCRES), Member of Financial and Economic Leading Group of the Central Party Committee and Member of the Central Advisory Committee of the Communist Party of China.
Honorary President: Mr. Gao Shangquan
Former Vice Minister of SCRES, Head of the Economic System Reform Programs Office of the State Council, Vice Minister of the Housing System Reform Leading Group of the State Council, Member of National Economic and Social Development Research Group of the State Council, Head of the Economic Subgroup and Member of the Preparatory Committee for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Senior Consultant of the World Bank, Member of the Eighth and Ninth National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Professor and Ph. D Supervisor of Beijing University. Gao enjoys Special Government Subsidy.
President: Mr. Song Xiaowu
Former Vice President of China Academy of Labor, Deputy Director of Institute for International Labor Studies of Ministry of Labor, Director General of Distribution and Social Security Department of SCRES and Director of the Office of the Staff and Workers’ Medical Insurance System Reform Leading Group of the State Council, Director General of Macroeconomic System Department of SCRES, Secretary General of SCORES, Member of Leading Party Group of and Secretary of Party Membership Committee of SCORES, Member of Leading Party Group of State Development and Reform Commission, President of Academy of Macroeconomic Research, Vice Minister of the Office of the Leading Group for Revitalizing Northeast China and Other Old Industrial Bases of the State Council. Song enjoys Special Government Subsidy.
Vice President: Mr. Wu Jie
Former Deputy Mayor of Chifeng of Inner Mongolia, Mayor of Baotou, Vice Provincial Governor of Shanxi, Vice Minister of SCRES and Head of the Institute of Economic System and Management, Deputy to the Eighth National People’s Congress, Member of the Environment and Resource Committee of the Eighth National People’s Congress, Member of the Ninth National Committee of CPPCC; Current Member of the Tenth National Committee of CPPCC.
Vice President: Mr. Yang Qixian
Former Vice Dean of Economic Department of Hebei University, Director of the Planning Department of Restructuring Economic Systems Office of the State Council, Full-time Commissioner and the Bureau Head of the Planning Bureau of SCRES, Vice Minister of the Economic System Reform Programs Office of the State Council, and Member of the Eighth National Committee of the CPPCC. Yang enjoys Special Government Subsidy.
Vice President: Mr. Chi Fulin
Former head of Policy Research Office of Hainan Provincial Party Committee, head of Economic System Reform Office of Hainan Province, Executive Vice President of China (Hainan) Institute for Reform and Development; Current Executive President and Senior Research Fellow of China (Hainan) Institute for Reform and Development.
Vice President: Mr.Chen Hongchang
Former Deputy Secretary of Municipal Party Committee and Mayor of Changzhou of Jiangsu Province, Secretary of Party Committee, Chairman of the Board and General Manager of China Jiangsu International Economic Collaborative Cooperation, Deputy Secretary of Leading Party Group and Executive Deputy Director of Jiangsu Commission for Restructuring Economic System; Current President of Jiangsu Society for Research on Economic System Reform.
Vice President:Mr. Shi Xiaomin
Former Division Chief of Macro-economic System Department of the State Commission for Restructuring Economic System, Director of the Research Department, Deputy Secretary-general and Secretary-general of CSER.
Vice President: Mr.Zhang Changming
Former Vice Director General of Circulation Department，Director of the Training Centre of State Commission for Restructuring Economic System, Director General of Secretary Administration Department and Director General of Market Circulation Department of Office for Economic Restructuring of the State Council，Vice President of the Academy of Macroeconomic Research; Current Secretary-general of CSER.
Vice President: Mr. Fan Gang
Former Chief Editor of ‘The Economic Research Journal’, Deputy Director of Institute of Economics of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS); Current Ph. D Supervisor of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CRF, Director of the National Economic Research Institute, Member of Monetary Policy Committee of People’s Bank of China. Fan enjoys Special Government Subsidy.
Vice President: Mr. Huang Ting
Former Deputy Secretary General of Municipal Party Committee of Zhanjiang, Director of Zhanjiang Commission for Restructuring Economic System, Secretary General and Secretary of Party Membership Committee of Zhanjiang Municipal Government, Deputy Director of Guangdong Commission for Restructuring Economic System, Member of CPPCC Guangdong Committee and Vice Chairman of Economic Committee of CPPCC Guangdong Committee; Current President of Guangdong Society of Economic Reform.
Vice President: Mr. Li Luoli
Former Deputy Director of Economic Research Institute of Nankai University, Deputy Director of Price Institute of National Price Bureau, Deputy Director of General Office of Shenzhen Municipal Government, Director of Shenzhen Information Center, Deputy Secretary General of Municipal Party Commission of Shenzhen; Current Vice Chairman of the Board of China Development Institute, President of the Journal ‘China Opening Herald’, Professor and Ph.D Supervisor of Nankai University.
Vice President: Mr. Wang Depei
Former Teacher of the Party School of Shanghai Chemical Bureau; Current Deputy Director of Shanghai Information Center, Director of Shanghai Forecast Economic Research Institute, Professor of Fudan University and Shanghai Academy of Social Science, President and General Editor of ‘The Journal of Economic Perspectives’. Wang enjoys Special Government Subsidy.
Vice President: Mr. Chen Jian
Former Division Chief of Publicity Department of National Population and Family Planning Commission, Vice Director of Population and Development Research Department of Institute of Population and Labor Economics of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Vice Mayor of Wenling of Zhejiang Province, Vice Director of Research Office of Beijing Municipality Government; Current Vice President and Member of Leading Party Group of Beijing Institue of Socialism,President of Beijing Reform and Development Research Association.
Vice President: Mr. Wang Huanfa
Former Vice Director of Hebei Reform and Openning Office, Vice Director of Heibei Tnvestment Invitation Bureau, Vice Director of Heibei Economic Restructuring Office, Member of Leading Party Group of Heibei Economic Restructuring Office, Director of Hebei Medical Insurance System Reform Office; Current President of Hebei Reform and Strategy Research Association.
Vice President: Mr. Ma Yijun
Former Director of Dalian Working Station of “China Youth Daily”, Director of Liaoning Working Station of “China Youth Daily”, Member of Leading Party Group and Vice Chief Editor of “China Youth Daily”, President and Chief Editor of “China Reform Daily”, Secretary of the Party Committee of “China Reform Daily”.
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Institutions & Departments
Office tel: (010) 62124700, (010) 62125406
Scientific Research Dept. tel: (010) 62126039
International Dept. tel: (010) 62126165
Public Policy Dept. tel: (010) 62111736
Public Opinion Dept. tel: (010) 62125524
Trainning Center tel: (010) 62112212
Reform Communication Center tel: (010) 62122746