Links forged with Far East

General Secretary of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), Zhang Yanmin has been in discussions with IET chief executive, Robin McGill regarding ways of future cooperation between the two organisations The IET has been involved in taking CMES members through professional registration for the CEng and IEng qualifications and will be presenting these certificates at the CMES annual conference in Lanzhou, capital of Gansu Province, in July.

CMES is a key member of CAST (The Chinese Association of Science and Technology) with which the IET also has a strong relationship, Robin McGill visited CAST in Beijing early this year.

Robin said: The IET is working on the development of an agreement with CAST which will coincide with the official opening of their new headquarters later this year. We want to build upon our initial relationships with CMES and CAST as we recognise the importance of China in developing our position as the foremost learned society for science, engineering and technology.