Huigen YANG is the Director General of Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC). He obtained his PhD in the field of the space physics and completed a Post-Doctorate at National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) in Tokyo. He has spent significant time carrying out Aurora observations at Syowa and Zhongshan Station in Antarctic and Yellow River Station on Svalbard. During the 2007-2008 International Polar Year (IPY), he acted as chief scientist of the IPY China Program. Dedicated on international cooperation, he is the Vice President of International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), the national representative and council member of the Science Committee of Antarctic Research (SCAR) and International Council for Science (ICSU). He has built up intensive cooperation with Japan, Korea, Iceland, Chile, USA, UK, Canada, Belgium and many countries in polar sciences, logistic cooperation, and education & outreach.