Compiled from the following sources:

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

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

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

PHOTO: Wang Yi
Wang Yi 王毅
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee; Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Born: 1953

Biography Highlight

Wang Yi, male, Han nationality, is a native of Beijing. He was born in 1953, entered the work force in 1969, graduated from Beijing International Studies University (Beijing 2nd Foreign Studies University) with a Bachelor Degree in 1982, and holds a Master Degree in Economics. Wang Yi has been with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for most of his career. He is a distinguished diplomat who has served in Japan, and worked for many years in the Asian Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Wang Yi was promoted to vice minister in 2001 and became ambassador to Japan in 2004. He was a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council from 2008 to 2013.

Recent Career Data

2013— Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2012— Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2008—2013 Director, Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council
2007—2012 Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2004—2007 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy Japan, Tokyo
2001—2004 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1998—2001 Assistant to the Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1998—2001 Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Policy Research Office
1995—1998 Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asian Affairs Department
1994—1995 Deputy Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asian Affairs Department

Recent Travel & Appearances

11/24/14 Chinese, Iranian FMs hold talks over nuclear issue
11/24/14 Wang Yi meets John Kerry in Vienna
11/24/14 Chinese, Russian foreign ministers meet in Vienna
11/24/14 Wang Yi meets with European FMs in Vienna
11/16/14 Chinese, Iranian FMs have phone talks over nuclear issue

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