Silk Road Planning Research Center (SRPRC) is China’s leading think tank focused on the Belt and Road Initiative and was established in Beijing in 2016. SRPRC advises Chinese leadership using a combination of policy research and market analysis.
SRPRC is sponsored by the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Mr. Chen Yuan, former Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the CPPCC, serves as its Chairman. Shan Li, Member of the 13th National Committee of the CPPCC and CEO of SRFC, serves as a Vice Chairman. The Research Center also has a number of co-founders, including China Development Bank, the Silk Road Fund, Tsinghua University, China Finance 40 Forum and the China Association for the Promotion of Development Financing.
SRPRC provides guidance and consultation to SRFC. Its goal is to align with SRFC’s mission to identify and create investment opportunities and enable the successful completion of groundbreaking cross-border projects in Belt and Road economies.
Everbright Financial is a core shareholder and strategic partner to SRFC. China Everbright Group (“CEG”) is a financial services conglomerate under the direct supervision of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.
CEG is one of only three platforms in China that holds financial services licenses across banking, securities, insurance, funds, trusts, futures and financial leasing. This allows CEG to provide comprehensive services to its customers. Several prominent financial institutions operate under the auspices of CEG, including: China Everbright Bank, Everbright Securities, Everbright Financial Holding Asset Management, and Sun Life Everbright Life. CEG also has a diversified portfolio in industrial investments covering environmental protection, hospitality and exhibitions, property management and tourism sectors.
CEG had total assets of approximately RMB4.4 trillion at the end of 2016, and was ranked 313th on the Fortune Global 500 list in 2016.