In order to better strengthen cooperation with Asian population research institutions, fully execute the headquarters functions of "Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis" and enhance the reputation of demography in Shanghai University in the international academic as soon as possible, Population Research Institute & Asian Population Research Center at Shanghai University (hereinafter referred to as the "Center") proposes to apply for the co-hosting of the 4th Annual Conference of Asian Population to be held in the middle of year 2018 with Shanghai University as the organizer jointly with such demographic - related institutions as China Population Association, Shanghai Population Association, Fudan University, East China Normal University, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.
On the morning of October 7th, 2016, a delegation led by Doo-Sub Kim, Chairman of Asian Population Association paid a visit to Shanghai University to negotiate matters concerning on the hosting of the 4th Annual Conference of Asian Population in 2018 with the Center. Attendees include Director JIANG Leiwen and part members of the Center, LAI Huijie from Foreign Affairs Office, Shanghai University, SUN Changmin from Shanghai Population Association, ZHANG Zhen from Fudan University and ZHOU Haiwang from Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences on behalf of National Organizing Committee (NOC). After brief introductions between relevant institutions, Director JIANG Leiwen reported to Asian Population Association the application for hosting the 4th Annual Conference of Asian Population in 2018, which was negotiated to be held by the end of July in 2018. Delegates of Asian Population Association put forward that it expected that the NOC could provide certain assistance in the tedious paper review work at each annual conference. Moreover, both sides made a discussion about issues related to receiving conference registration fees, sponsoring of and how to sponsor part participating scholars. After the meeting, delegates of Asian Population Association were invited to visit China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) and Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel, which were initially selected as two alternative sites for the 4th Annual Conference of Asian Population in 2018 and received unanimous affirmation from the delegates.