Unlike the United States, think tanks in China have a special relationship with the Chinese Communist Party. For information on this topic see David Shambaugh's "China's International Relations Think Tanks: Evolving Structure and Process."
Far more than simply churning out endless papers, think tank wonks generate and fine-tune solutions to some of the most complex and vexing issues of the day. Leaders around the world need them to provide independent analysis, help set policy agendas, and bridge the gap between knowledge and action.
Think tanks in China are rising to international levels and while they have a different relationship with the government than those in the United States, they are still centers of research finding solutions to various issues. Check through our list of think tanks in China by specialization to find one fits your needs.