Henry (Huiyao) WANG

Founder and President of CCG, Center for China and Globalization (CCG)


  •  Henry Huiyao Wang is the Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), the leading Chinese non-governmental think tank that ranked 64th worldwide in 2020 Global Go to Think Tank Index (GGTTI) by the University of Pennsylvania.
  • In addition, he serves as Vice Chairman of China Association for International Economic Cooperation under the Ministry of Commerce; Vice Chairman of China Talent Research Society under the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security; Director of Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs and China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, both organizations under the supervision of Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Vice Chairman of China Public Relations Association; Professor and Dean of the Institute of Development at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China; a member of Advisory Committee of the Center for Global Competence Development, Tsinghua University; a Steering Committee Member of Paris Peace Forum and Metropolis International; He sits on the Advising Board of Duke-Kunshan University and on the Advising Board of Richard Ivey Business School Asia.
  • Henry Wang was once in charge of Chinese companies going global at the then Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, and then worked as Chief Trade Representative for the Quebec Government Office in Hong Kong and Greater China, Managing Director of Asia at SNC-Lavalin, and Vice President at AMEC-AGRA in Canada and later as Advisory Board Member of UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM), and an advisory expert for the World Bank.
  • He pursued his PhD degree at University of Western Ontario and University of Manchester. He was a Senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Richard Ivey Business School, and a Senior Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada. He has taught at Peking University, Tsinghua University and University of Western Ontario as adjunct professor.
  • A thought leader on China and globalization, global governance, global trade and investment, global migration and talent flows, China’s international relations and China-U.S. trade relations, he authored and edited nearly 100 books in Chinese and English. A frequent speaker at international events such as the World Economic Forum, Munich Security Conference, Paris Peace Forum, WTO Public Forum, Munk Debate, Berlin Foreign Policy Forum, and Milken Global Forum.

Policy Briefs

G20 Brazil 2024

Global Solutions Journal Issue 10

Stefan Heinke (Bayer), Venkatachalam Anbumozhi (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)), Alexandre Costa Barbosa (Universität der Künste Berlin (Design Research Lab)), Colin Bradford (China-West Dialogue), Ameer Chughtai (European Council on Foreign Relations), Adriano Correia (PwC Brazil), Luã Cruz (Brazilian Institute for Consumers Defense (IDEC)), Vanesa D’Alessandre (CIPPEC), Holger Görg (Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)), Paul Grainger (Centre for Education and Work, UCL), Silvia Lanza Castelli (Universidad Siglo 21, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional), Maria Paula Gonzalez (Professor-Researcher), Rana Dajani (The Hashemite University, Jordan; Taghyeer/We Love Reading), Kinshu Dang (Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)), Hannah Draper (Consumers International), Markus Engels (Global Solutions Initiative), Gesa Geißler (Technische Universität Berlin), Lakshmi Lyer (Grameen Foundation), Homi Kharas (Brookings Center for Sustainable Development), John Kirton (G7 Research Group), Bob Koopman (Centre for Economic Policy Research), Manuel Kuhm and colleagues (GIZ), Manuel Kuhm (GIZ), Gala Díaz Langou (Centro de Implementacion de Politicas Publicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC)), Roland Lleshi (Technische Universität Berlin), Tabea Lissner (Climate Analytics), Anastasia Mbatia (Farm to Market Alliance), William L. Megginson (Michael F. Price College of Business, The University of Oklahoma), Marina Meira (Consumers International), Catherine Mulligan (Emerging Technologies Sustainability Taskforce; Imperial College London), Syed Munir Khasru (The Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG)), Bruno Muñoz (CIPPEC), Barry Murphy (PwC), Sanam Naraghi Anderlini (International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)), Julia Pomares (Centro de Implementacion de Politicas Publicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC)), Denni Puspa Purbasari (Program Management Office of Kartu Prakerja, The Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia), Wendy M. Purcell (Rutgers School of Public Health, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health & Justice), Shuva Raha (Council on Energy, Environment and Water), Jessica Rapson (G20 Research Group), Charlotte Rivard (The Brookings Institution), Andreea Rosan (PwC), Florencia Caro Sachetti (Centro de Implementacion de Politicas Publicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC)), Thomas Schneider (Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)), Svenja Schulze (Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), Hengki Sihombing (Program Management Office of Kartu Prakerja, The Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia), Romora Edward Sitorus (Program Management Office of Kartu Prakerja, The Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia), Dennis J. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative), Margo Thomas (Women’s Economic Imperative (WEI)), Reetta Toivanen ( Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science and Department of Cultures, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki), Wendy van Tol (PwC), Pedro Villagra Delgado ( Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI)), Henry (Huiyao) WANG (Center for China and Globalization (CCG)), Elora Wilbur (PwC), Jian (Jeffrey) Xu (Asian Development Bank (ADB))

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