The Academy of Contemporary China and World Studies (ACCWS) is a national non-profit institution dedicated to performing groundbreaking research on international communication and advancing international exchange and cooperation. ACCWS is committed to introducing China′s achievements to the world, promoting contemporary China′s image building and enhance understanding China through publishing journals, books and reports, as well hosting forums, international exchange programs.

Formerly known as the Center for International Communication Studies, a research institution established in 2004 under China International Communications Group (CICG), it was renamed ACCWS in 2017. ACCWS is building itself into a top-ranked think tank by conducting research on studies of communicating contemporary China with the world, China′s image building, global communication strategy and policy, and international public opinion on China and the world, etc. Based on a self-developed database, ACCWS provides over 20 research products for Chinese government and enterprises. ACCWS compiles professional book series and publishes three in-depth periodicals: International Communications, Chinese Translators Journal, and Contemporary China and World.

ACCWS sponsors international think tank forums on global governance and cultural exchanges, and organizes national symposiums on international communication studies every year. ACCWS hosts the Global Young Leaders Dialogue (GYLD) program and an information-sharing initiative among global think tankers.