At the “International Symposium on Reforms, Achievements, and Challenges: China and Its Partners in Statistical Cooperation” held in Beijing, 11–14 May 2004, PARIS21 presented a paper on NSDSs during the “Capacity Building” session. A general consensus was reached on the need to draft an NSDS. General discussions also involved technical cooperation and donor collaboration in China. Some participants suggested that this collaboration is a role that PARIS21 could play.