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MOST and USDA Sign MoU on Agricultural S&T Cooperation

On September 19, 2016, Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping and U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary and Chief Scientist Catherine Woteki signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People‘s Republic of China and the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America for Cooperation in China-U.S. Agricultural Science and Technology Research and co-chaired a China-U.S. bilateral meeting on cooperation in agricultural science and technology.

On September 21, Vice Minister Xu paid a visit to University of California, Davis, where he met with Chancellor (Acting) Dr.Ralph J. Hexter and Associate Chancellor Dr. Joanna Regulska, with whom he exchanged opinions on strengthening China-U.S. cooperation in agricultural science and technology and reached consensus on promoting the establishment of a mechanism of cooperation between the university and its Chinese partners in agricultural science and technology. Vice Minister Xu visited the university’s Seed Biotechnology Center, Department of Viticulture and Enology, Student Farm and related key laboratories and talked with deans and researchers on relevant topics.