A MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology) delegation of Mr. Wang Zhe, deputy director-general of the Department of Rural Science and Technology, Mr. Jiang Maosen, director of the Division of Rural Industries and Mr. Sun Chuanfan, deputy director of China Rural Technology Development Center under MOST, had a two-day visit to JAAS from March 25 to 26. Vice president Mr. Chang Youhong presided over the meeting and reported the innovative research work. President Mr. Yan Shaohua attended the meeting and gave a welcome speech. The attendees also included directors from related institutes, offices and departments.
At the meeting, Mr. Chang Youhong briefed the delegation on the general information of JAAS, and reported the achievements and problems of the innovative research work during the Eleventh Five-Year Plan period and our planning for the next five years.
Mr. Wang Zhe spoke highly of our innovative research work and pointed that as a historical and top-ranked academy in its league in terms of comprehensive research strength, JAAS had contributed greatly to the development of local and national agriculture. Wang also expressed his hope for JAAS to adhere to innovative research, enhance basic and applied research, stress the commercialization, demonstration and popularization of research achievements and the extension services, accelerate talents training, strengthen the efforts to produce research breakthroughs, and make greater contribution to securing food supply in China.