Haiying founded Yuan Associates, in February 2004, and since then, he and the firm, have become major players in China’s growing government affairs industry. Haiying has more than thirty years experience in the Chinese Government, including senior diplomatic postings in Washington D.C., as China’s Agriculture Attaché, and in Rome, as the Alternate Representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO). Haiying has been involved in negotiations on numerous bilateral and multilateral agreements in the areas of trade, investment, agriculture, forestry, fishery and environmental protection. For his efforts, Haiying received an Outstanding Contribution Certificate from the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Outstanding Contribution Awards from the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In China, Haiying was the Director of the Ministry of Forestry’s Department of International Cooperation, where he coordinated the Ministry’s relations and joint projects with foreign governments and international organizations. After retiring from public service, Haiying held very senior roles in leading Public Relations and Communications firms. Haiying chaired the Government Affairs Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce and the China Quality Brands Protection Committee (QBPC) of the Chinese Government Cooperation Committee. Additionally, Haiying was a Council Member of the China International Public Relations Association (CIPRA) and the Beijing Foreign Investment Association. Haiying graduated from Peking University with a degree in English and International Politics. Haiying speaks Mandarin and English.