The initiative is part of the collaboration that the IAI has implemented, with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), with China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (Cicir) in Beijing on a range of research topics of common interest . There are regular exchanges of visits and an annual bilateral meeting dedicated to China and EU international action and the relationship between Italy and China.
- Beijing and Guangzhou, 20-24 February 2012
- Turin and Rome, 15-19 April 2013. In particular IAI hosted a closed-door seminar on several topics
- Beijing, 7-12 April 2014
- Beijing, 20-24 April 2015
- Rome, 20 June 2016.