China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
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The 11th Bureau of the Ministry of State Security, outwardly known as the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR, KICK-er, Chinese: 中国现代国际关系研究院), under an arrangement called "one institution with two names", is a set of research institutes operated as a front by the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) to influence foreign diplomats and academics and collect open-source intelligence. Located in Beijing, CICIR is operated by the "most savvy" senior undercover MSS officers. It is overseen by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.
|Type||Government-affiliated foreign policy think tank|
|Headquarters||Beijing, People's Republic of China|
|11th Bureau of the Ministry of State Security|
|Yuan Peng (袁鹏)|
|Ministry of State Security|
|Affiliations||Chinese Communist Party|
|China Institute of Contemporary International Relations|
CICIR has a staff of approximately 400, including 150 senior research fellows. It consists of 15 departments with different regional and functional concentrations, as well as two research divisions focusing on the Korean Peninsula and Central Asia, and eight research centers. CICIR publishes the journal Contemporary International Relations (现代国际关系; Xiàndài guójì guānxì) in both Chinese and English, as well as China Security Studies. The institute is authorized to confer master's and doctoral degrees.