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: 4/23/2013
Career Data Updated: 4/23/2013

PHOTO: Zhang Yesui
Zhang Yesui 张业遂
Alternate Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee; Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Born: 1953

Biography Highlight

Zhang Yesui, male, Han nationality, is a native of Tianmen City, Hubei Province. He was born in 1953, and graduated from the Beijing Foreign Studies University. He studied at the London School of Economics from 1975 to 1976 and served as vice-minister of Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2008. From 2008-2010 he was China's Ambassador to the United Nations and from 2010 to 2013 he was China's Ambassador to the United States.

Recent Career Data

2013— Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2012— Alternate Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2010—2013 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
2008—2013 Chairman on Duty, United Nations, Security Council
2008—2010 Plenipotentiary Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the PRC to the United Nations USA, New York, New York
2003—2008 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2000—2003 Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (In charge of protocol and personnel)
1996—2000 Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Protocol Department
1992—1996 Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Organizations and Conferences Department
1992—1996 Counselor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Organizations and Conferences Department

Recent Travel & Appearances

01/27/14 #China, #U.S. meet on Korean nuclear issue
01/23/14 Chinese, #U.S. diplomats discuss security #China
09/13/13 #China, #OPCW vow enhanced cooperation on chemical weapon prohibition
07/24/13 Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui Meets with U.S. Scholar Dr. Kenneth G. Lieberthal #China
06/19/13 China, DPRK hold strategic dialogue

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