A second Knowledge Centre was opened on 11 July 2017. It is based in Beijing at the School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Dean Zhang Bin; Professor Nuo Jin, Chairperson of the University Council; Li Minghua, Director General of the State Archives Adminstration of China, chair of MOWCAP and chair of the China MoW Committee; Professor Lothar Jordan chair of SCEaR; Papa Momar Diop, Memory of the World International Advisory Committee; and Zheng Suiquan,Vice- Chairperson of the University Council.
Mr Li Minghua welcomed everyone to the opening. He spoke about the value of the Memory of the World Programme and noted that China had 10 items inscribed on the Memory of the World Asia and Pacific register. Professor Nuo Jin spoke about the importance of the Knowledge Centre to Renmin University and the importance of the work done by UNESCO to encourage institutions and citizens to preserve national memories.