Key Cooperative Research Institute for Policy Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the P.R.C (2022-2024)

The Center for the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy (CFP Fudan) was established in June of 2007, affiliated to the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University. At present, the academic sector consists of 1 professor, 1 assistant professor, 4 adjunct researchers and Professor Ren Xiao takes up the post of Director of CFP Fudan.

Highlighted Academic Yields

With concerted support of the Institute and Fudan while in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MFA), veteran diplomats have been appointed by the MFA to engage in academic researches, initiating a new type of interaction between the academia and the diplomatic community in universities and research institutions nationwide. Nine Chinese diplomats, commissioned to facilitate the implementation of projects in line with the expected results, harvest the affirmation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which in turn enormously boost the practice successively

International Conferences and Symposiums

New Approaches to Human Security in Asia” was co-organized and held by CFP Fudan, The Australian National University, Tokyo University and Osaka University in September 2011.

The international seminar themed Origin and Transformation of China's Foreign Policy was held by CFP Fudan and the Center for Contemporary China Studies of Durham University in March 2010,  

The Symposium on China's Diplomacy on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary was co-run with the Northeast Asia Research Center, NBR in October 2009.

CFP Fudan jointly convened a domestic Seminar on Think Tanks and foreign policies both at home and abroad with the Center for Peace and Development in East Asia, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in October 2008


Allen Carlson and Ren Xiao, eds., New Frontiers in Chinas Foreign Relations

(Lexington Books, 2011)

East Asia: An International Quarterly (Special Issue) themed with Sources and Transitions of Chinese Foreign Policy(September, 2011)


Ren Xiao,Positioning Norm, Principle, and Interest in Chinese Foreign Policy The Case of the Myanmar Issue, East Asia: An International Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 3, September 2011.

Wu Fuzuo,Sino-Indian Climate Cooperation: Implications for the International Climate Change Regime,Journal of Contemporary China, Vol.21, No.77, September 2012.

Ren Xiao,Traditional Chinese Theory and Practice of Foreign Relations: A Reassessment,in Zheng Yongnian, ed., China and International Relations. London and New York: Routledge, 2010.

Ren Xiao, International Relations Theoretical Discourse in China: One World, Different Explanations, Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol. 15, No. 1, March 2010

Ren Xiao, Between Adapting and Shaping: Chinas Role in Asian Regional Cooperation, Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 18, No. 59, March 2009

Ren Xiao,Chinas Leadership Change and Its Implications for Foreign Relations, Asia Policy 15 (1), 2013.

Chinas Rise: A Pacific View (Michael Powles)

Still Feeling for the Stones While Crossing the River? China and Security Regime Building in Northeast Asia (Ren Xiao)

Chinas Climate Change Diplomacy: A Domestic Level Perspective (Wu Fuzuo)

A Return To People: Chinas Approach to Human Security (Ren Xiao and Li Yanxing)