Compiled from the following sources:

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Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

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

PHOTO: Cui Tiankai
Cui Tiankai 崔天凯
Ambassador, Chinese Embassy, USA, Washington D.C.
Born: 1952

Biography

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.

In 2013, he became the 10th Chinese ambassador to the United States.

Career Data

2013— 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
1988—1996 Head, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Organizations and Conferences Department
1986—1987 Postgraduate, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) USA, Washington D.C.
1984—1986 Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Organizations and Conferences Department
1981—1984 Interpreter, United Nations, Secretariat USA, New York, New York
1979—1981 Student, Beijing Foreign Studies University Beijing Municipality (Studied in the Center for Training Interpreters for the United Nations)
1974—1979 Student, East China Normal University, School of Foreign Languages Shanghai Municipality


Recent Travel & Appearances

10 Aug 20 Cui Tiankai says China's nuclear power is not at the same level as that of the U.S. and Russia, and it is not the right timing for China to join their nuclear disarmament talks
10 Aug 20 Cui Tiankai says U.S. should refrain from taking advantage of any disputes in Asia
05 May 20 Travelled to USA, Washington D.C.
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.
11 Apr 20 Travelled to USA, Washington D.C.
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
22 Mar 20 Travelled to USA, Washington D.C.
Cui Tiankai says Beijing and Washington are in the same boat and should combat coronavirus together
28 Feb 20 Travelled to USA, Washington D.C.
Cui Tiankai called on Beijing and Washington to cooperate to address global challenges, warning against "political virus" disseminated by politically-motivated people.
21 Jan 20 Travelled to USA, Washington D.C.
Cui Tiankai says China and the United States should strengthen strategic communication and look at each other rationally
14 Oct 18 Cui Tiankai dismisses U.S. accusations against China as "groundless"
17 Feb 16 Travelled to USA, Washington D.C.
Chinese ambassador refutes claims against China amid global market fluctuation
19 Jan 16 Travelled to USA, New York, New York and met with the following:
Michael Bloomberg (Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Former New York City Mayor)
Michael Bloomberg awarded Goodwill Ambassador for China-US Exchange

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