On June 13, 2019, during the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), the Institute of Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, CASS and the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan organized in Dushanbe a seminar on “Construction of the Belt and Road Initiative and Deepening China-Tajikistan Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation”. Experts and scholars at the seminar discussed cooperation between the two countries in terms of trade, investment, finance, connectivity, cultural and people-to-people exchanges, and security, etc. to help facilitate Tajikistan’s poverty reduction course and promote the high-quality development and construction of the Belt and Road Initiative.
On August 4, 2021, in order to deepen the exchange of experience in state governance between China and Uzbekistan, the Institute of Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, CASS, the Embassy of China in Uzbekistan and the Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan jointly organized an international video seminar on “China and Uzbekistan: Strengthening Exchanges and Mutual Understanding, and Deepening Partnership”. The seminar focused on the state governance experience of China and Ukraine in terms of economic development, poverty reduction, anti-corruption, as well as the promotion of regional connectivity and high-quality development under the Belt and Road Initiative.
From December 14 to 15, 2020, the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China and the Poverty Relief Office of the State Council hosted an International Forum on Global Poverty Reduction Experience themed “Advancing Global Poverty Reduction and Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind”. CASS hosted a special forum on “International Poverty Reduction: Theories and Practices” on December 15, where participants discussed over poverty eradication and sustainable human development, China’s path to and empirical experience in poverty reduction, and international cooperation in poverty reduction.
On August 15, 2021, CASS and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Argentina launched a joint bidding process for the 2021 collaborative research project “China-Argentina Virtual Center for Social Sciences”, aiming to support CASS researchers and Argentine experts and scholars in the field of social sciences to carry out collaborative research on topics of common interest, such as poverty reduction and development, participation of emerging economies in promoting global governance, and urban-rural social and cultural development and changes, and to produce joint results, so as to provide intellectual support for the promotion of China-Argentina development and cooperation.
On October 14, 2021, CASS and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) jointly organized the first event of the“Window of China and Latin America” online lecture series. Karina Batthyány, Executive Secretary of CLACSO, delivered the opening speech. Tang Xuewen, Head of the Research Division of Poverty and Well-being of the Rural Development Institute of CASS, gave a presentation on “Chinese Path of Eliminating Poverty: Allevating Rural Poverty in Building a Moderately Prosperous Society”. Also, Alicia Girón, Director of the Center for Asian and African Studies of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Julio Gambina, President of the Foundation of the Social and Political Research, Argentina. CLACSO broadcasted the event live through social platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.