BIPSS formally launched Bangladesh Centre for China Studies (BCCS) in Dhaka on 7 December, 2009. President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd.) made the formal announcement at a reception organised to mark the occasion. The guests included diplomats, policy makers, journalists, academics and senior government officials. The Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh, H.E. Zhang Xianyi, and Advisor BCCS, Mr. Enayetullah Khan also spoke on the occasion. The new centre will have a dedicated group of researchers who will undertake research on various aspects related to China and Sino-Bangla relations.