Founded in October 2009, Charhar is a non-governmental and non-partisan think-tank focusing on foreign policy and international relations.
We provide foreign policy recommendations, inform policy-makers of international developments and markets, offer the public knowledge on international relations, and educate the next generation of public diplomacy practitioners.
We produce different types of publications, sponsor researches and field studies, and host events such as lectures, workshops, forums, and meetings in different places with different audiences.
Our vision is to become an internationally influential think tank in ten years.
There are two steps to realize our vision:
2010-2014: transform from the earliest advocate of public diplomacy in China into a global public diplomacy center;
2015-2020: transform from a global public diplomacy center into a think tank with international influence and reputation.
Since its foundation, Charhar has been an outstanding advocate and practitioner of public diplomacy. In the past, Charhar's work reached to many scholars and students, journalists, policy-makers, and religious leaders.
In 2015 Global Go To Think Tanks Index Report published by Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 , the Charhar Institute entered four of its rankings.
In 2017, the Charhar Institute was ranked #3 in social think tanks that influence the Belt and Road in Belt and Road Big Data Report 2017 published by the State Information Center and was considered one of the most influential social thinks in China.
The Charhar Institute was ranked top five foreign policy and international affairs think tank in China in the 2017 Global Go To Think Tanks Index Report published by the University of Pennsylvania in 2018.
On February 27, 2018，on behalf of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Ambassador Noh Young-min awarded Charhar President Han Fangming the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit Heungin Medal in the South Korean Embassy in China.