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

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 6/2/2003
Career Data Updated: 7/5/2007

PHOTO: Qian Qichen
Qian Qichen 钱其琛
Vice Premier, State Council
Born: 1928

Biography Highlight

Qian Qichen, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shanghai. He was born in 1928, joined the CPC in 1942 and studied at the Communist Youth League School of the Soviet Union.

Recent Career Data

1999 Member, Macao SAR Preparatory Committee, Government Delegation, Macao Hand-Over Ceremony
1998—1998 Chairman, Macao SAR Preparatory Committee
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1995—???? Chairman, Hong Kong SAR Preparatory Committee
1993— Vice-Premier, State Council
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee, Politburo
1991—???? Member, State Council
1988—1998 Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs CPC, Party Committee

Recent Travel & Appearances

10/11/04 Qian Qichen met with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
11/13/03 Qian Qichen met with vice president of the US, Richard Cheney.
11/12/03 Qian Qichen met with US President George W. Bush.
11/05/03 Qian Qichen made a speech at a conference on China-US relations at Texas A & M University.
02/27/03 Qian Qichen met with the Sasakawa Japan-China Friendship Fund Delegation headed by former Japanese Prime Minister Hashimoto Ryutaro.

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