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The Swedish National China Centre conducts policy-relevant, research-based analysis and offers advice on China-related subjects.

Chinese style buildings in Beihai Park, Beijing, China, Asia

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With the aim of better understanding China 

China affects many areas of Swedish life. The Centre’s aim is to work long-term to improve understanding of China in Swedish society. We focus on issues of particular relevance to Swedish interests. 

Founding

The Centre was established following an agreement between the Government Offices of Sweden and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs in 2020. Most of the Centre’s activities are financed by government funding. From 2021 to 2023, the Centre is in a set-up and expansion phase. 

Our mission

The Centre works with policy-relevant research, analysis of current global events, synthesis and scrutiny of existing research and expertise, as well as advice for decision makers. We also collaborate with other centres of expertise and stakeholders, both in Sweden and internationally. 

Providing knowledge 

The Centre’s main target groups are the Government Offices of Sweden and Sweden’s government agencies. Other target groups include the Swedish parliament, municipalities, regions, academia, industry, trade unions and civil society. In carrying out its mission, the Centre holds meetings, briefings, presentations and discussions with these target groups. The knowledge we provide them with is based on Swedish perspectives and interests, as well as insight into relevant Swedish factors. 

A part of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs

The Centre is a separate part of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI). The Centre shares its offices with the rest of the Institute, and collaborates closely with other programmes and centres there. The Centre is responsible for China-related questions at the Institute, while the Asia Programme covers the rest of Asia and the Pacific. 

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