On the afternoon of July 17th, 2014, Fu Ziying, vice governor of Jiangsu Province, and his delegation came to visit JAAS and held a forum discussing about international cooperation in agricultural initiating from our academy. All the leaders of JAAS attended the meeting. Secretary Yan Shaohua of CPC (Communist Party of China) Party Committee and Yi Zhongyi, president of JAAS, introduced the basic information and international cooperation in the academy. After the meeting, the vice governor and his delegation inspected National Research Center of Veterinary Biological Engineering and Technology and the Key Laboratory of Agro-products Quality and Safety which were established jointly by Jiangsu Province and Ministry of Science and Technology. He also had friendly talk with scientists at the scene.
At the meeting, the vice governor pointed out that Jiangsu Province is now promoting open economic system reform. As a pioneer open policy province in the past, Jiangsu must further broaden the fields of international cooperation and technology and talent exchanges. Agricultural science and technology research is undoubtedly one of the important elements of the reform. As the main leading force in agricultural modernization, JAAS should accurately grasp the new opportunity for the development of scientific and technological innovation, meet the new challenges, further increase opening up, strengthen international exchanges and make greater contributions to the provincial agriculture.
Fu Ziying also emphasized three aspects for JAAS to deepen the international cooperation and exchanges: First to further promote " talent internationalization” with the combination of "sending out" and "bringing in" by jointly establishing graduate school with well-known universities abroad; Secondly, to take more foreign aid projects subsidized by Commerce Department, Ministry of Agriculture and some other ministries to better integrate the advantages of human resources of JAAS into bilateral, multilateral cooperation and exchange activities; furthermore, to enhance the competitive capability in the international cooperation and exchange in seed industry to ensure national grain security. "The rice bowl should be firmly in our own hands." He said.
Fang Wei, deputy secretary general of the provincial government, Huang Xiqiang deputy director of Foreign Affairs Office, the dispatch of the Commerce Department in Nanjing and some others accompanying joined the activity. The leaders of General office, Science and Technology Department and Foreign Affairs Office of the JAAS attended the forum.