A delegation headed by Director Wu Xiu from Shandong Rice Research Institute visited the Institute of Food Crops (IFC) of JAAS on May 5, 2012. IFC Director Wang Cailin, Deputy Directors Zhong Weigong and Yuan Jianhua, and Prof. Cai Shibin attended the reception. Director Wang Cailin introduced IFC development and the research progresses during the Eleventh Five-year Plan Period. Director Wu Xiu briefed his institute. Both sides held discussions on rice germplasm introduction, breeding cooperation, new varieties development and the operation of test stations of National Rice Industry Technology System. The delegation also had a guided tour to the germplasm center and rice testing fields of IFC.