China is chosen as the holder of the Study Tour based on the cooperation between China and WMO. It is one of specific cooperative areas in which China extends assistance to developing countries. The resources given by China are used for this activity.
The Study Tour aims to expose or to educate developing countries’ meteorological services on good practices in China and whether they can cooperate with China in some specific areas. In recent years, China also wants to cooperate with countries on bilateral business with specific projects, through which China will help these developing countries especially the least developing countries to enhance their capacities of meteorological services at the level of infrastructure, human resources and etc.
Since 1976, CMA has organized 44 study tours, receiving more than 400 NMHSs Directors and senior officials from more than 120 countries.