Professor Cui Liru wass Senior Advisor to CICIR, a think-tank in China known for its comprehensive studies on current international affairs and prominent role in providing consulting services to the Chinese government.
Cui was a member of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the Chinese Peoples’ Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). He also serves as director of board or senior adviser to multiple institutions for the study of national security and foreign relations. As a senior researcher, his studies cover U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, international security issues and Chinese foreign policy.
Cui joined CICIR in 1980, working on American foreign policy studies. He was named deputy head of Division for North American Study (DNAS) in CICIR in 1985. In early 1990s, Cui served as Counselor at the Permanent Mission of the PRC to the United Nations. He became director of DNAS in CICIR in late 1994. Cui moved in 1996 to lead the Institute of World Information, an organization affiliated with the State Information Center of the State Council. In February 2005, Cui returned to CICIR as its president and worked in that post until April 2013.