At the invitation of Chen Jining, President of Tsinghua University a second meeting was held on May 17, 2014 to discuss the sustainable development challenges in China and to prepare the launch of the China SDSN scheduled for November 2014. The meeting also discussed emerging from National and Regional SDSNs in other parts of the world. Senior representatives from the following universities and research institutions attended the meeting: the China Academy of Social Sciences, Development Research Council, Beijing Normal, Nankai, Peking, Shandong, Tongji, Tsinghua, and the Columbia East Asia Global Center. The CBCSD also participated.