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Biography Revised: 4/29/2010
Career Data Updated: 4/29/2010

PHOTO: Zhou Wenzhong
Zhou Wenzhong 周文重
Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Chinese Embassy to the United States
Born: 1945
Birthplace: Jiangsu Province

Biography

Zhou Wenzhong, male, Han nationality, is a native of Jiangsu province. He was born in 1945, and attended the London School of Economics in the U.K. He held leading posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he served as deputy director of the American Affairs Department until 1994. In 2001 he was promoted as assistant minister and in 2003 he became vice-minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Zhou Wenzhong served as ambassador of the Chinese Embassy to the United States from 2005-2010.

Career Data

2005—2010 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy United States of America
2003—2005 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2001—2003 Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (In charge of American and Latin American affairs)
1998—2001 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy Australia, Sydney
1995—1998 Minister Counselor, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
1994—1998 Consul General, Chinese Consulate General USA, California, Los Angeles
1993—1994 Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, American Affairs Department
1990—1993 Ambassador to Barbados, (Antigua and Barbuda)
1987—1990 Deputy Consul General, Chinese Consulate General USA, California, San Francisco
1983—1987 Division Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Translation and Interpretation Department
1983—1987 Deputy Division Chief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Translation and Interpretation Department
1983—1987 Second Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Translation and Interpretation Department
1978—1983 Third Secretary, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
1978—1983 Attache, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
1975—1978 Section Member, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Translation and Interpretation Department
1973—1975 Student, London School of Economics United Kingdom, London
1973—1975 Student, University of Bath United Kingdom, Bath
1970—1973 Section Member, Diplomatic Personnel Service Bureau
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