On January 12, 2012 a Chinese delegation visited the EMS Energy Institute to discuss current energy research and issues. The group of senior researchers included Professor Kechang Xie, vice president of the Chinese National Academy of Engineering; Professor Yongde He, Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group; Mr. Yusheng Zong, Chinese National Academy of Engineering; and Professor Wenying Li, Taiyuan University of Technology.
The group, whose primary research interests are in clean coal and clean carbon-based energy, met with University leaders in the morning and listened to presentations by EMS Energy Institute faculty in the afternoon. The day also included a tour of Institute facilities. During lunch, Professor Kechang Xie and Professor Wenying Li gave a presentation on Chinese Energy Issues for the Energy Institute faculty.