On 22 August 2017, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) signed a new collaborative agreement with the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IAP/CAS) in Chengjiang, Yunnan. The signing ceremony was attended by President Way Kuo, President of CityU, Professor Jiang Zhu, Director of IAP, Professor Chong-Yin Li, Academician, CAS, Professor Johnny Chan of CityU, and Professors Wen Chen and Zi-Niu Xiao of IAP/CAS.
IAP/CAS and CityU established the Joint Laboratory for Atmospheric Science Research in 2006. Since then, collaboration has continued in the areas of monsoons and tropical cyclones, including successful application of various Mainland and Hong Kong grants and publication of numerous papers in high-impact factor journals. This new agreement will extend the collaboration to other areas such as atmospheric environment, climate change and interdisciplinary subjects related to global change. In addition, the possibility of joint PhD programmes will be explored.