On September 23rd 2013, Vice Minister met with Edward Stone, former Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and professor from California Institute of Technology, in the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Mr. Stone briefed on the progress, construction plan and investment from relevant countries of the Thirty Meter Telescope Project. He also expressed his willingness to enhance cooperation on the TMT Project with China.
Vice Minister Cao said that China welcomed the progress of the TMT Project, and stood ready to boost bilateral cooperation with relevant US departments.
Participants of the meeting also include Mr. Ma Linying, Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department, Mr. Cao Guoying, Deputy Director General of the Department of Basic Research, Mr. Yang Xianwu, Deputy Director General of the Department of High and New Technology Development and Industrialization.