A loosely organized world-wide professional community, the Global Forum of Chinese Political Scientists was founded in 1999 in response to the greater need for understanding of the rise of China. Its establishment was a manifestation of scholarly achievements by Chinese political scientists around the globe.
1. To strengthen the field of political science and China studies within the Chinese communities of the Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and those in the U.S., Japan, and other regions.
2. To utilize the knowledge of political science and apply it to the reality of greater China and China's relations with the external world.
3. To establish and strengthen professional networks throughout the world.
The inaugural conference was held in September, 1999, in the Washington, DC area at the University of Maryland campus. More than forty Chinese scholars, primarily political scientists, attended this conference.
From 1999 to the present, the Global Forum has sponsored several dozen academic activities including conferences, workshops, and other programs. Participants have come from the Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.