China National Institute for Standardization President Leads Delegation Visit to ASTM Headquarters

From left to right: Bai Dianyi, deputy chief engineer, CNIS; Maryann Gorman, SN editor in chief, ASTM; Yu Limei, vice director, planning and research and international cooperation, CNIS; John Pace, vice president, publications and marketing, ASTM; Teresa Cendrowska, vice president, global cooperation ASTM; Sun Xiaokang, vice administrator, Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China; James Thomas, president, ASTM; Timothy Brooke, vice president, certification, training and proficiency testing, ASTM; Ma Lincong, president, CNIS; Barbara Schindler, director, corporate communications, ASTM; Zhao Hongchun, president/chief editor, China Standardization Press; and Wang Yiyi, director, standardization theory and education department, CNIS.

On Dec. 6, 2012, Mr. Ma Lincong, president of the China National Institute for Standardization, an ASTM cooperative partner in China since 2003, led a delegation visit to ASTM headquarters. Ma has worked with ASTM since 1991 when ASTM and the China Association for Standardization began jointly publishing an annual edition of Standardization News in Chinese. Now, a China Standardization Press is part of CNIS, and Chinese SN is published biannually.

ASTM International was the sole U.S.-based international standards development organization that Ma elected to visit; he led a delegation of five CNIS staff to discuss new developments within the two organizations and opportunities for further collaboration. Among the topics discussed were ASTM's certification and environmental product declaration programs, continued cooperation on the publication of SN, and academic outreach and tools for professors.

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