Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 4/4/2013
Career Data Updated: 4/9/2013

PHOTO: Cui Tiankai
Cui Tiankai 崔天凯
Ambassador, Chinese Embassy, USA, Washington D.C.
Born: 1952

Biography Highlight

Cui Tiankai, male, was born in 1952. He is a native of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. Majored in School of Foreign Languages of East China Normal University. Postgraduate from School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. Master of Public Administration. He was Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2010 to 2013, and prior to that, Chinese ambassador to Japan.

Recent Career Data

2013— Ambassador, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
2010—2013 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2007—2010 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy Japan, Tokyo
2006—2007 Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2003—2006 Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asian Affairs Department
2001—2003 Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Policy Research Office
1999—2001 Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Policy Research Office
1997—1999 Counselor, Permanent Mission of the PRC to the United Nations
1996—1997 Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1996—1997 Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information Department

Recent Travel & Appearances

07/07/13 Cui Tiankai expects 5th China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) will produce positive results
05/01/13 Chinese Ambassador rebuts U.S. position over #Diaoyu Islands says it is Japan, not China, that is taking coercive actions
04/03/13 Cui Tiankai, new ambassador to Washington met John Kerry says trust between China and USA is growing

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