About Us

The China Economic and Strategy Initiative (CESI) is a nonprofit research organization committed to promoting American values and supporting the United States’ efforts to counter China’s malign actions and uphold a free and open system.

The United States has begun to rapidly evolve its policy on China with questions of how it must posture itself to compete long term across the diplomatic, defense, and economic arenas. CESI’s core mission is to ensure that policymakers are equipped with the knowledge and “tool kit” necessary to develop a comprehensive and actionable strategy to compete with China.

CESI is located in Arlington, Virginia. It was founded in 2022 and is led by the Honorable Randall Schriver as Chairman, and Dan Blumenthal as Vice Chairman. We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that is committed to producing independent and non-partisan research.

The views expressed in the research, events, and programs by CESI are those of the Initiative and do not officially represent the views of our contributors.

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The China Economic and Strategy Initiative is a non-profit organization operating under the auspices of the Project 2049 Institute, an established 501(c)3. The Project 2049 Institute welcomes individual, government, corporate and non-government organization support for our work. Please contact us at project2049@project2049.net or (703) 879-3993 for more information on contributing to the institute.

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For media inquiries please contact media@project2049.net or 703-879-3993.

Internship Opportunities

The Project 2049 Institute offers internship opportunities for students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining research experience in Asia security issues. Intern responsibilities include research assistance, contributing to our blog AsiaEye, event planning, and administrative support. The Project 2049 Institute internship offers a monthly stipend.

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