Davide Pinzan conducted research at State Grid Corporation of China, Beijing, which holds the world leading UHVDC Pollution Testing facilities. He felt honoured to collaborate with its local technicians, engineers and researchers during summer 2019, working on HVDC technological development. Hosts, Drs Yu Xinzhe, Zhang Xuejun and Li Yalou were most welcoming, promoting research collaboration and sharing state of the art research practices. While in China, Peng Yang and Davide took the opportunity to attend Prof Timothy Green‘s lesson on Power Electronics at Tsinghua University. At the end of their secondment, they shared their research findings at the international research meeting of China Electric Power Research Institute.