5-28-19 Ralph Winnie, Jr. is an attorney who has specialized in bringing together Chinese and foreign businesses for their mutual benefit. Mr. Winnie spoke about China’s efforts to decrease dependence on coal. Since 2011, China has accounted for half the coal use in the entire world. China is aggressively pursuing solar, hydro and wind, and is or will soon be the world’s leading producer and consumer of these types of renewable energy. Business in China is relationship-based, and foreign companies that have tried to promote business in China based purely on economic costs and benefits have discovered this the hard way.