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Governor Xu Visits Academician Yuan Longping

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Hunan Governor Xu Dazhe visits Yuan Longping, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, on August 9, 2019.
 
Governor Xu inspects food safety and seed industry innovation and development at the Hunan Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The photo above shows Governor Xu talks with related persons in charge. 
 
Yuan Longping, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), celebrated his 90th birthday (Chinese traditional age) on August 9. On that morning, Hunan Governor Xu Dazhe came to his home to send birthday greetings to him. Governor Xu then went to the Hunan Academy of Agricultural Sciences to inspect food safety and seed industry innovation and development.
 
Wang Qun, secretary general of the People’s Government of Hunan Province, accompanied him on the tour.
 
Academician Yuan, who has become a “post-90s”, was enormously energetic when talking about his research projects such as rice cultivation. He said with a confident smile that he would continue to work to greet his “happy and healthy 100th birthday”.
 
Governor Xu told Academician Yuan that he had been to some Southeast Asian and African countries which had improved grain production through hybrid rice technology. This was also one of the important reasons why the African people have special feelings for the Hunan people. Academician Yuan has remained true to the original aspiration and worked hard for many years in scientific research. He has made important contributions to Hunan, China, and the world in solving food security problems. He has also played an important role in promoting friendship between Hunan and other countries and regions along the “Belt and Road” route, and cooperation in such fields as agriculture and seed industries. Governor Xu asked relevant departments to keep supporting Academician Yuan and his innovation team and take good care of him.
 
Xu Dazhe then visited the Hunan Academy of Agricultural Sciences and learned about the establishment of the Biological Seed Industry Innovation Center and the breed of rice varieties. He encouraged researchers to make scientific breakthroughs in biological seed industry and create first-class products.
 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. www.enghunan.gov.cn.
 
Translator: Yu Jiangjiang
 
Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn