May 15, 2012, Hui Jianlin, secretary of Changshu municipal committee of the CPC (Communist Party of China), and other government officials made an academic visit to JAAS, aiming to strengthen the collaboration between Changshu city and JAAS. JAAS Vice President Zhou Jiannong hosted the reception. JAAS Vice President Zheng Jianchu and chiefs of the General Office, Human Resources Division, Research Management Division, and the Institute of Vegetable Crops attended the meeting.
Vice President Zheng Jianchu briefly reviewed the cooperation between JAAS and Changshu City on agricultural science and technology, introduced JAAS history and development, innovations during the Eleventh Five-Year Plan Period, achievements in technical transfer and also talked about the working plans during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan Period. Secretary Hui Jianlin expressed his gratitude to JAAS for the support to Changshu modern agriculture development, and hoped for enhanced cooperation on talent training, technology and specific projects. Both sides held extensive and in-depth discussions, and exchanged gifts after the meeting.