Luo Zhijun, Secretary of the CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee and director of the Standing Committee of Jiangsu Provincial People's Congress, visited the Third Expo for Industry-University-Research Cooperation Results on November 4, 2011. Accompanied by Vice Governor He Quan and Governor Assistant Xu Nanping, director of Jiangsu Science and Technology Department, Luo Zhijun praised the high quality grains of Nanjing 46 and other Nanjing 46 series products. He listened to the introduction of JAAS innovation results made by JAAS Vice President Zhao Xihua and tasted the cooked rice of Nanjing 46, the most delicious rice in Jiangsu. Luo inquired in detail about the quality, yield, breeding method of Nanjing 46 from the breeder, Prof. Wang Cailin, director of the Institute of Food Crops of JAAS. After he was informed that Nanjing 46 is the result of hybrid cultivation of Japanese rice variety and Jiangsu high-yield rice variety and boasts good taste and multi-resistances to diseases, he was happy to say that, agriculture development should indeed depend on scientific and technological innovations.
On the afternoon, Chairperson Zhang Lianzhen of Jiangsu Provincial People's Political Consultative Conference and other directors also visited the Expo and kept on praising JAAS innovation results, including Nanjing 46.