During his working visit to China on September 23–27, Chris Ross, Director of UPJ, held meetings with rectors of leading universities in Beijing and the leadership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. During the negotiations, they discussed the problems of scientific publishing and the increasing publishing activity of Chinese scientists. The UPJ offered a comprehensive publishing cooperation program to the Chinese side. The Chinese side was very enthusiastic about the offer. Suzanne Whitney, who headed the UPJ Chinese office in July of this year, would oversee this project.