World Meteorological Centre Beijing (WMC Beijing) held the annual working conference on 9 March in Beijing. The conference reviewed the works in 2020, discussed the development priorities for the next step, and identified the key tasks in 2021. Mr. Yu Yong, Deputy Administrator of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) attended the conference. 

The achievements acquired by the WMC Beijing in 2020 are highlighted during the conference. In 2020, WMC Beijing made steady progress in improving its capabilities to perform duties, including the upgradation of GRAPES_GFS Model with the top-level raised to 0.1 hPa and the operational running of the new generation of climate prediction system, diversifying much more tailored NWP products such as EFI, typhoon forecasts and CRA and S2S products,   for Africa and SWFD, GMAS-A projects, providing technical support to  LDCs and SIDS  by the enhancement of the application of CMACast including the MICAPS and SWAP, and carrying out international training and exchanges, which strongly supported the Belt and Road Initiative. WMC Beijing continuously enhanced its operational capabilities such as seamless numerical forecasting systems and disastrous weather monitoring. In addition, WMC Beijing actively participated in international cooperation activities under World Meteorological Organization (WMO), to play an important role in global meteorological governance.

The conference identified the key tasks of the WMC Beijing in 2021. WMC Beijing will continue to provide real-time monitoring services for extreme weather and climate events globally, especially in the Belt and Road regions, strengthen the technical support for underdeveloped Belt and Road regions, actively participate in WMO activities and promote project implementation.