… between knowledge and understanding
The Ireland China Institute is a brand new organisation that seeks to build on mutual knowledge and understanding between Ireland and China, but also to fill the gap in between.
China is the world’s second largest economy. It has enjoyed annual trade growth with Ireland, becoming Ireland’s third largest export of Irish Food and Agricultural products. Tourism figures in China are increasing every year and soon, with the commencement of direct flights between Dublin and Beijing and Dublin and Hong Kong, Irish visitors will be making up some of the numbers.
The number of academic links and student exchange programmes between Irish Universities and their Chinese counterparts increases year by year. Bi-lateral relations are at an all time high as we approach the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic ties between our two nations. Now is the time to cement all the success of our development and co-operation between our two countries with the establishment of a think tank – The Ireland China Institute – to work on “bridging the gap between knowledge and understanding’.