On December 27th of 2008, the Cross-Straits Seminar on Rural S&T Development was held in Beijing. It was jointly sponsored by the Cross-Straits S&T Exchange Center of MOST, the China Rural Technology Development Center, and the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, and co-organized by China Rural Science & Technology Magazine and Taiwan Economics Magazine. The Seminar was themed on development of modern agriculture across the straits.
Special reports and free discussions enlightened agriculturalists and entrepreneurs with deeper understanding on the status quo of modern agriculture across the straits. Consensus was achieved on strengthening exchanges and reaching mutual benefits.