An international scientific conference “China’s Four Decades Reform and Opening-up: How Scholars from the CEE countries & China See it?” was organized by the China-CEE Institute and the Antall Jozef Knowledge Center in Budapest on 29th November. This significant event, attended by all members of the 16 + 1 think tank network, was opened by prof. Dr. Huang Ping, Director General of the Institute for European Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Prof. Branislav Djordjevic, Director of Institute of International Politics and Economics discussed with Prof. Huang Ping, on the margins of the conference, about project ideas in forthcoming period. The next day, at the premises of the China-CEE Institute, a working meeting was held. Participants valued results achieved in 2018 and agreed working dynamics during the first quarter of 2019.