On 14 June 2014, Mr. Liu Cigui, Administrator of the State Oceanic Administration of the People’s Republic of China, visited the headquarters of the International Seabed Authority.

He was accompanied by a five member delegation from China and Ambassador Dong Xiaojun, Permanent Representative of China to the International Seabed Authority in Kingston. Mr. Liu Cigui, met with Mr. Michael Lodge, Deputy to the Secretary-General to exchange views of mutual interest.

Among the topics under discussion were the implementation of three contracts China has with the Authority for the exploration of nodules, sulphides and crusts, and further cooperation in respect of training, workshop and data-sharing. Following the meeting, Mr. Liu Cigui presented a collection of some 200 books on various topics including, the law of the sea, marine geology, and marine environment to the ISA library which was very well received