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Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 3/22/2018
Career Data Updated: 3/22/2018

PHOTO: Wang Yi
Wang Yi 王毅
Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee; Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; State Councilor, State Council
Born: 1953

Biography

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 and 18th CPC Central Committees and director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council from 2008 to 2013. In 2013 he became Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He is a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee. In 2018 he was re-appointed Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and named State Councilor of the State Council.

Career Data

2018— State Councilor, State Council
2018— Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Reelected March 19, 2018)
2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central Foreign Affairs Commission
2017— Member, CPC, Central Committee, Central LSG for Internet Security and Informationization
2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee
2013—2018 Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2012—2017 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
1989—1994 Counselor, Chinese Embassy Japan, Tokyo
1982—1989 Deputy Division Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asian Affairs Department
1982—1989 Division Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asian Affairs Department
1982—1989 Clerk, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asian Affairs Department
1978—1982 Student, Beijing International Studies University Beijing Municipality


Recent Travel & Appearances

30 Oct 19 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Mulatu Teshome (Former Ethiopian President)
Wang Yi met with former Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome in Beijing, says two sides should enhance mutual political trust
30 Oct 19 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Miguel Angel Ramirez Ramos (Cuban Ambassador to China)
Wang Yi met with outgoing Cuban Ambassador Miguel Angel Ramirez Ramos, says China will continue to support Cuba in following the path of socialism
22 Oct 19 Travelled to France, Paris
Wang Yi says China supports the process of European integration, EU solidarity and growth, and Europe in playing a more active role in global affairs
22 Oct 19 Travelled to Switzerland, Bern
UN should become main platform to practice multilateralism
27 Sep 19 Travelled to USA, New York, New York and met with the following:
Taneti Mamau (President of Kiribati)
Wang Yi and Kiribati's President Taneti Mamau sign documents to restore diplomatic relations at the Chinese Permanent Mission to the UN
27 Sep 19 Travelled to USA, New York, New York
Wang Yi delivered a speech at the General Debate of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly
26 Sep 19 Travelled to USA, New York, New York
Wang Yi chaired the Foreign Ministers' Meeting of Ancient Civilizations Forum, calls for exchanges and dialogue among civilizations
23 Sep 19 Travelled to USA, New York, New York and met with the following:
Imran Khan (Pakistani Prime Minister)
Wang Yi met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly
09 Sep 19 Travelled to Pakistan, Islamabad and met with the following:
Arif Alvi (Pakistani President)
Wang Yi met with Arif Alvi in Islamabad, China, Pakistan vow to deepen cooperation in various fields
07 Sep 19 Travelled to Pakistan, Islamabad and met with the following:
Shah Mahmood Qureshi (Pakistani Foreign Minister)
Salahuddin Rabbani (Afghan Foreign Minister)
Wang Yi attends the 3rd China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue in Islamabad

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