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Li Zhaoxing
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of China
Honorary Chairman of IESCO

Li Zhaoxing, male, was born in October 1940 in Qingdao, Shandong Province. He graduated from Peking University in 1964 and was engaged in advanced studies in postgraduate program in Beijing Foreign Languages Institute from 1964 – 1967.

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1970 – 1977, staff and attaché in the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Kenya;
1977 – 1983, Clerk and Deputy Director of Information Department of Foreign Ministry;
1983 – 1985, First secretary of Chinese Embassy in the Kingdom of Lesotho;
1985 – 1990, Deputy Director, Director of Information Department and spokesman of Foreign Ministry of People’s Republic of China;
1990 – 1993, Assistant to Foreign Minister of People’s Republic of China;
1993 – 1995, Chinese Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary;
1995 – 1998, Vice Foreign Minister of People’s Republic of China;
1998 – 2001, Chinese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America;
2001 – 2003, Vice Foreign Minister of People’s Republic of China;
2003 – 2007 Foreign Minister of People’s Republic of China;
March 2008, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the 11th National People's Congress;
November 13, 2009, President of Chinese Translation Association;
December 31, 2012, President of China Association for Public Diplomacy;
He also served as 16th CPC Central Committee member, member of the 11th National People's Congress Standing Committee, and Honorary President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs. He is also known as a “Poet Diplomat” and has published the collection of poems and essays entitled Youth China

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