On June 1, 2018, CGPI EMP (Executive Management of Philanthropy) 2018 Spring Cohort (Session 9) Opening Ceremony was held in Shenzhen. Present were Gao Zimin, Deputy Mayor of the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government; Liu Zhiyong, Deputy Head and Member of the Party Leadership Group of Futian District, Shenzhen; Ma Weihua, Chairman of the Board of China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI) and Ms. Geng Ming, Deputy Director of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation China Office. Prof. President Wang Zhenyao and faculty of CGPI attended the ceremony along with 71 newcomers from 13 mainland provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, as well as the Hong Kong SAR. Wang hoped that the newcomers would know "truth", "philanthropy" and "great love" better to make philanthropy more powerful!
On March 19 of Washington local time of the United States, China Global Philanthropy Institute's 2018 "Executive Leadership Program" (EMP-ELP) was formally launched at Harvard University. Ma Weihua, Chairman of the Board of China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI), as the Chinese Academic Advisor of the program, made a speech at the opening ceremony.
On the morning of March 17, Vice President Jia Jing of China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI) attended Hywin Public Welfare Foundation's news conference on its Special Fund for Retired Soldiers & Military-civilian Integration Industrial Fund, made a keynote speech on the theme of "Social Finance Boosting Social Innovation", and signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hywin Public Welfare Foundation on behalf of the institute.
On March 10, 2018, the opening ceremony of China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI)'s first philanthropy management course in East China and the Philanthropy Dialogue on Philanthropic Economy and Social Innovation were held in Shanghai. Wang Zhenyao, President of China Global Philanthropy Institute, Xie Lingli, Vice President of Shanghai Charity Foundation, Wei Qing, Director of Publicity and Informationization Department of Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau, Xiong Hou, Director of Scientific Research Department of Shanghai Academy of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Liu Muqun, Dean of Overseas Education College of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xue Yixin and Qian Jun, Vice Presidents of CGPI Alumni Association, Tu Yexing, Secretary-general of the CGPI Alumni Association, Liang Qinghong, Secretary General of CGPI East China Alumni Association, and representatives from government agencies, universities and social organizations came to congratulate and attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The first popular book in 2018 is undoubtedly the Principle written by the American "Godfather of hedge fund" - Ray Dalio. The Chinese version was sold for 500,000 copies in one month. On February 26, 2018, he started the four days' talk with Chinese readers. First he came to Beijing campus of China Global Philanthropy Institute. He would build this philanthropy institute just like the Rockefeller family builds the union Medical College.
On February 24, the 9th day of the first lunar month, China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI) welcomed Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein. In the presence of Mr. Elliott Donnelly, Prince Max, President Wang Zhenyao, Chairman of Huamin Charity Foundation Lu Dezhi, Chairman of Dongfangjun Foundation Dong Fangjun, GPL Leader and Founder of Nanjing Xinhuixin Foundation Pan Yi, President of Efang Real Estate Financial Group Shen Jian and other Chinese philanthropists had dinner together, and hold in-depth discussions about the development prospect and future cooperation intention of China Social Finance and Impact Investment.