ASTM International (W. Conshohocken, Pa.; www.astm.org) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC) that will enhance the ability of SAC and ASTM International to support the needs of the Chinese people and aid in the development of Chinese national standards for health, safety and the environment. ASTM and SAC agreed to explore opportunities to develop standards in areas of mutual interest; promote communication and knowledge between the two organizations and promote greater Chinese participation into the ASTM standards development process.