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  • Zhang Xiruo
    Zhang Xiruo
    Zhang Xiruo (1889-1973), a native of Shaanxi Province.

    In the early years, joined the China Democracy League and participated in the Revolution of 1911. Got a Bachelor's Degree in 1917 and a Master's Degree of Political Science in 1919 from Columbia University, USA.  After returning to China, served successively as Director General of Beijing International Publishing Exchange Bureau, Division Director of Higher Education Division of the University (Ministry of Education), professor of Central University, Tsinghua University and Southwest Associated University and concurrently Dean of the Political Department of Southwest Associated University and Tsinghua University.

    After the founding of the People's Republic of China, served successively as member of the standing committee of School Council of Tsinghua University, Vice President of the Higher Education Commission of the People's Government of North China, Minister of Education, representative of the 1st  and the 2nd National People's Congress, member of the Central People's Government, member of the standing committee of the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Director of the Committee for Foreign Culture Relations.
      
    From 1949 to 1973, President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs.


  • Hao Deqing
    Hao Deqing


    Hao Deqing (1906-1993), a native of Shanxi Province. Famous diplomat.
     
    Served successively as the First Secretary of the CPC Chengdu Municipal Committee, Ambassador to Hungary, North Korea, Norway, the Netherlands and Iran, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office of the State Council, member of the standing committee of the 5th National People's Congress, representative, member of the standing committee, and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the 6th National People's Congress.

    From 1977 to 1983, President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs.


  • Han Nianlong
    Han Nianlong

    Han Nianlong(1910-2000), a native of Guizhou Province. Famous diplomat.
     
    Participated in the revolution from 1935 and joined the Communist Party of China in 1936. Mainly engaged in political affairs in the Army before the founding of the People's Republic of China. Joined in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in December 1949, served successively as Ambassador to Pakistan and Sweden, Assistant Foreign Minister and concurrently Director-General of General Office, Vice Foreign Minister. Member of the Central Advisory Committee of the 12th and 13th CPC Central Committee.

    From 1983 to 1991, President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs.


  • Liu Shuqing
    Liu Shuqing
    Served in the People's Army before 1949.
    1949-1982, Long engaged in diplomatic work after the founding of the People's Republic of China, successively served as section chief, division director and assistant director general of the Soviet Union and East European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA); political counselor in the Chinese Embassy in the Soviet Union; Ambassador to Poland, Norway and Bangladesh.
    1982-1984,  Assistant Foreign Minister and concurrently Director General of the Asian Department, M.F.A.
    1984-1989,  Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs.
    1989-1991,  Secretary General of the central leading group for external affairs and concurrently Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office of the State Council.
    1991-June 1997,  President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA).
    1993-1998,  Member of the 8th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

  • Mei Zhaorong
    Mei Zhaorong

    Born in 1934 on Chongming Island at the mouth of the Yangtze River. Studied in the English Department of Beijing University of Foreign Studies (formerly known as Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages).
    1953-1956    Studied at Leipzig Karl Marx University, majoring in German language and literature.
    From 1956  Successively served in the Chinese Embassy in the Democratic Republic of Germany; in the Soviet Union and East European Department of China's Foreign Ministry; chief interpreter in German language for Chinese state leaders.
    1972           Participated in the negotiations on the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the Federal Republic of Germany and then served in the Chinese Embassy in FRG.
    1975-1988  Served in the West European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs successively as Division Director, Deputy Director General and Director General.
    June 1988-January 1997   China's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to FRG.
    1993-1998    Member of the 8th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
    June 1997-April 2003       President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs.

    Participated in the translation of a number of German works; published more than a dozen articles making analysis and commentary on international issues; successively appointed upon invitation as adjunct or advisory professor by a number of universities in Beijing, Shanghai and Zhejiang Province, awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree of Philosophy on Law by the Graduate School of Myongji University of the Republic of Korea and once served as Chairman of the editorial board of World Affairs magazine.
     
    Mr. Mei speaks German and Engalish.

  • Lu Qiutian
    Lu Qiutian
    1936  Born in Shaoxing city, Zhejiang Province.
    1961  graduated from Beijing Foreign Affairs University (majoring in diplomacy and German language).
    1961-1963 served in the West European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    From 1963 on Served in the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands for 14 years successively as Attache, Third Secretary, Second Secretary, First Secretary and Counselor.
    1988-1991, China's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
    1995-1997, China's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Romania.
    1997-end of 2001, China's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Germany.
    1998-March 2003, Member of CPPCC National Committee; Member of the CPPCC Foreign Affairs Committee.
    Since May 2003, President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs.
     
    Mr. Lu is married, speaks German and Dutch, loves philosophy, literature and sports.


  • Yang Wenchang
    Yang Wenchang
    Amb. Yang Wenchang, born in 1944 in Shandong Province, graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University.
     
    1972-1974   Staff Member, Chinese Embassy in United Kingdom
     
    1972-1974   Staff Member, Chinese Embassy in United Kingdom
    1974-1979   Staff Member and Attache, Chinese Embassy in France
    1979-1984   Attache, Second Secretary and Deputy Division Chief, Department of
              International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    1984-1993   Deputy Division Chief, Division Chief, Deputy Director-General and Director-
              General, Department of Personnel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    1993-1995   Ambassador, Chinese Embassy in Singapore
    1995-1997   Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    1997-1998   Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    1998-2003   Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    2003-2006   Commissioner, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    2006-2016.3   President, Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs
     
            Married, one child.
      

  • Wu Hailong
    Wu Hailong

    Amb. Wu Hailong, born in February 1955, university graduate.
     
    1978-1981     Staff member, Department of International Organizations
             and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
    1981-1986     Attaché and later Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of
             the People's Republic of China to the United Nations    
             Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
             (ESCAP).
    1986-1988     Third Secretary, and later Second Secretary, of the 
             Department of International Organizations and
             Conferences, MFA.
    1988-1992     Second Secretary, and later First Secretary, Permanent
             Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United
             Nations.
    1992-1996     First Secretary, and later the Deputy Division Director,
             Department of International Organizations and Conferences,
             MFA.
    1996-1999     Counselor, Chinese Embassy in the State of Israel.
    1999-2001     Deputy Director-General, Department of International
             Organizations and Conferences, MFA.
    2001-2004     Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner of the
             Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China
             in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
    2004-2006     Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent
             Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United
             Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna, the
             Permanent Representative to the United Nations Industrial
             Development Organization (UNIDO), and Permanent
             Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency
             (IAEA).
    2006-2009     Director-General, Department of International Organizations
             and Conferences, MFA.
    2009-2011     Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs.
    2011-2014     Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of 
             the Mission of the People's Republic of China to the
             European Union.
    2014-2016     Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent
             Representative, Permanent Mission of the People's
             Republic of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva
             and other International Organizations in Switzerland.
    2016-2019    President, Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs

  • Zhang Xiruo
    Zhang Xiruo
  • Hao Deqing
    Hao Deqing
  • Han Nianlong
    Han Nianlong
  • Liu Shuqing
    Liu Shuqing
  • Mei Zhaorong
    Mei Zhaorong
  • Lu Qiutian
    Lu Qiutian
  • Yang Wenchang
    Yang Wenchang
  • Wu Hailong
    Wu Hailong