On the afternoon of Feb. 26, Xie Wei, member of the Standing Committee of CPC Tianhe District Committee and head of the United Front Work Department of CPC Tianhe District Committee, conducted a field investigation in Guangzhou Ehang Smart Technology Co.,Ltd. to learn of the sci-tech innovation and start-ups by new-generation returned overseas Chinese. Also, entrusted by the higher-level federation of returned overseas Chinese, Xie granted the Contribution Award of Returned Overseas Chinese (Innovative Enterprise) Certificate to the company. Chen Jiansheng, chairman of Tianhe District Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese and president of Tianhe Branch of Western Returned Scholars Association, accompanied the visit.
Xiong Yifang, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Ehang, set up Ehang in China after earning a master degree in the US in 2014. Specializing in the R&D, production and sales of smart unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and relying on its unique concept and innovative UAV technology, Ehang have become a representative sci-tech innovation enterprise in Guangzhou and even in China in less than two years. In order to better showcase the innovation and starup achievements of new-generation returned overseas Chinese, All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese determined to grant Ehang the Contribution Award of Returned Overseas Chinese (Innovative Enterprise) based on the recommendation of Tianhe District Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese and the evaluation of professional institutions arranged by All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese.
Accompanied by Xiong Yifang, the delegation headed by Xie Wei visited Ehang’s exhibition hall, learned of Ehang’s products and development prospect, and flew Ehang’s main product GHOSTDRONE2.0 smart UAV. Xie sincerely praised Ehang’s excellent innovation achievements and invited Xiong to join the Tianhe Branch of Western Returned Scholars Association and share startup experience with the district’s returned scholars. Xiong said he is very glad to join the association, learn and develop with the members together. Xiong also hoped to hunt good talent necessary for enterprise development through the platform.
Source: Translated from Invest Guangzhou, Feb. 23, 2017