On May 11, 2014, a delegation headed by President Wu Aizhong and Vice President Gu Xiaojun of Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS) visited JAAS. JAAS Secretary Yan Shaohua of CPC Party Committee, President Yi Zhongyi, Vice Presidents Zheng Jianchu, Yu Wengui and Liu Xianjin hosted the reception.
The delegation first arrived at Luhe Animal Sciences Station (LASS) of JAAS on the morning. JAAS President Yi Zhongyi extended warm welcome to the delegation. Both sides held in-depth discussions on the development modes of agricultural research institutes in the classified reform of public welfare institutions. VP Zheng Jianchu introduced scientific innovations, circular agriculture and technical extension of LASS.
On the afternoon, the delegation visited Lishui Plant Sciences Station (LPSS) of JAAS. Secretary Yan Shaohua of CPC Party Committee introduced JAAS practices in research station management. He said that how to balance reform and development and to provide a highly efficient platform for the mass is a common problem for all agricultural research institutes. VP Yu Wengui accompanied the guests to the seedling station and test fields of LPSS.
SAAS President Wu maintained that, SAAS is experiencing a critical moment of reforms and development and the current visit aimed to explore new thoughts and methods for the emerging problems in SAAS management.