A tea party for those who are retired was held in the Litian hotel by National Time Service Center (NTSC) on Jan 20th, 2009, a few days before the Chinese traditional holidays, Spring Festival. During the party, those who were once the leaders and members of NTSC, having not met each other for a long time, enjoyed themselves talking and joking with one another. On the occasion of the party, Mr. Guo Ji, the president of the Xi'an Branch of CAS and the director of NTSC made a speech to celebrate the festival and send his best wishes to all the staffs and their families on behalf of the NTSC’s leaders. The room was filled with merry laughter and there was a big smile on everyone's face during that party.
Wang Yulin, the deputy secretary of the Communist Party Committee of NTSC played the host to the tea party and Mr Guo introduced the content of the recent working conference of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as well as the progress on the innovation project of CAS. On behalf of the leading group of NTSC, he appreciated all the staffs and the retirements for their concerning and supporting on the development of NTSC. In addition, Mr Guo answered all the questions proposed by the retirements in detail with earnest. And at the end of the party, Mr Guo wished everyone a cheerful new year, a happy family and a healthy life.