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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/9/2010
Career Data Updated: 3/9/2010

PHOTO: Li Zhaoxing
Li Zhaoxing 李肇星
Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the 11th NPC
Born: 1940
Birthplace: Shandong Province

Biography

Li Zhaoxing, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shandong Province. He was born in 1940 and is a graduate of Beijing University.

After an initial seven-year tour at the Chinese embassy in Kenya, Li was assigned to the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After a tour as 1st Secretary in the embassy in Lesotho, Li returned to the Information Department of the Ministry, becoming both director-general and spokesman.

From 1993 to 2001, he moved from ambassador to the UN, to ambassador to the US, and to vice-minister in charge of American and Latin American affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Li served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2003-2007.

Li was a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. He is now Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the 11th NPC.

Career Data

2008—2013 Chairman, 11th Foreign Affairs Committee of the NPC
2003—2007 Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2002—2007 Member, 16th CPC, Central Committee
2001—2003 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (In charge of American and Latin American affairs)
1998—2001 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
1997—2002 Alternate Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1995—1998 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1993—1995 Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the PRC to the United Nations
1993—???? Guest Professor, Nankai University
1993—???? Guest Professor, Beijing University Beijing Municipality
1990—1993 Assistant to the Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1985—1990 Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1985—1990 Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information Department
1985—1990 Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information Department
1983—1985 First Secretary, Chinese Embassy Lesotho, Maseru
1977—1983 Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information Department
1977—1983 Second Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information Department
1977—1983 Deputy Division Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information Department
1970—1977 Attache, Chinese Embassy Kenya, Nairobi
1967—1970 Staff Member, Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs
1964—1967 Student, Beijing Foreign Studies University Beijing Municipality
1964 Graduate, Beijing University Beijing Municipality

Recent Travel & Appearances

08 Jun 12 Travelled to USA, New York, New York
Senior Chinese diplomat meets with UN chief
05 Mar 12 China's reform and opening up pose opportunities, challenges: spokesman
04 Mar 12 China's legislative work improved: spokesman
20 Feb 12 Scholar disputes Jane's report on Chinese military
04 Mar 11 China makes laws according to own situation: spokesman
04 Mar 11 Press conference held for China's annual parliamentary session
02 Mar 11 News conference on CPPCC session held in Beijing
14 Mar 10 Wen Jiabao attended a press conference after the closing meeting of the Third Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC).
04 Mar 10 Li Zhaoxing, spokesman for the Third Session of the 11th NPC, answered questions from journalists during the news conference.
25 Feb 10 Wu Bangguo presided over the 39th chairman meeting of the Council of the Standing Committee of the 11th NPC.


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