Prof. Ma Xingquan, director of Liaoning Rice Research Institute (LRRI), and other four experts made an academic visit to the Institute of Food Crops (IFC) of JAAS on July 19, 2011. IFC Director Wang Cailin, Deputy Directors Zhong Weigong and Yuan Jianhua received the delegation. Director Ma Xingquan introduced the general situation of LRRI and Director Wang Cailin briefed IFC and its progress during the Eleventh Five-Year Plan Period. Both sides held discussions on rice germplasm exchange and crop breeding. Accompanied by Director Wang Cailin, the delegation had a guided tour to IFC laboratories, germplasm bank and rice testing fields.