Compiled from the following sources:

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

XINHUA Online (China View)

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 7/29/2021
Career Data Updated: 7/29/2021

PHOTO: Cui Tiankai
Cui Tiankai 崔天凯
Former Ambassador to the United States
Born: 1952

Biography Highlight

Cui Tiankai, male, was born in 1952. He is a native of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. Majored in School of Foreign Languages of East China Normal University. Postgraduate from School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. Master of Public Administration. He was Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2010 to 2013, and prior to that, Chinese ambassador to Japan.

Recent Career Data

2013—2021 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy USA, Washington D.C.
2010—2013 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2007—2010 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy Japan, Tokyo
2006—2007 Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2003—2006 Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asian Affairs Department
2001—2003 Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Policy Research Office
1999—2001 Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Policy Research Office
1997—1999 Counselor, Permanent Mission of the PRC to the United Nations
1996—1997 Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information Department
1996—1997 Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Recent Travel & Appearances

05/06/21 Cui Tiankai says China will not acquiesce to any external attempt to destabilize Xinjiang
03/26/21 Cui Tiankai was interviewed by CNN's Christiane Amanpour, says Attempts to divide the world into different camps are not solutions to global challenges including the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and poverty
03/17/21 Cui Tiankai said China will not compromise on core interests during the upcoming high-level strategic dialogue between top diplomats of China and the United States.
05/05/20 Cui Tiankai called on U.S. politicians to end the blame-China game and focus on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic which has killed over 70,000 Americans.
04/11/20 Cui Tiankai calls for greater global governance system, closer Sino-U.S. cooperation to better combat COVID-19, adds all countries should also reject politicization attempts

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