Ye Jianming (also Ye Jian Ming) was the chairman of the China CEFC Energy conglomerate and Hunter Biden’s business partner. Joe Biden's brother, Jim Biden, was also a partner. Ye Jianming and his US based staff worked closely with Chinese intelligence which controlled large parts of the strategy, funding, and overseas operations of CEFC and another of the Biden’s Chinese joint ventures with the Bidens named Bohai Harvest RST.
According to an article in The New York Times, A Chinese Tycoon Sought Power and Influence. Washington Responded, an aid to Ye Jian Ming (Ye Jianming), founder of CEFC China Energy Co. Ltd (CEFC) and chairman of the board for the China Energy Fund Committee (CE Fund, which held special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council), first met with Hunter Biden in 2015.