Compiled from the following sources:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

People's Daily Online

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 2/5/2018
Career Data Updated: 9/3/2017

PHOTO: Song Tao
Song Tao 宋涛
Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee; Head, CPC, Central Committee, International Liaison Department
Born: 1955
Birthplace: Jiangsu Province

Biography Highlight

Song Tao, male, Han nationality, is a native of Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1955. He is a PhD in Economics. He is now a member of the Ministerial Leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Area of responsibilities: General Office, disciplinary inspection, Department of Chinese Diplomatic Missions Abroad, archives.

Recent Career Data

2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee
2015— Head, CPC, Central Committee, International Liaison Department
2011—2013 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2008—2014 Member, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministerial Leadership
2007—2008 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy Philippines, Manila
2004—2007 Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chinese Diplomatic Missions Abroad Department
2002—2004 Ambassador, Chinese Embassy Guyana, Georgetown
2000—2002 Counselor, Chinese Embassy India, New Delhi
1995—1997 Deputy Secretary, CPC, County Committee Fujian Province, Luoyuan County
1986—1988 Deputy Director, Fujian University of Agriculture and Forestry, General Office

Recent Travel & Appearances

03/22/21 Song Tao met with Ri Ryong Nam, DPRK ambassador to China to exchange message between Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping
07/30/19 Song Tao Meets with Foreign Minister of Iran
07/29/19 Song Tao Meets with President and General Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council of Iran
04/26/19 Song Tao Meets with Delegation Led by Secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
04/24/19 Song Tao Holds Group Meeting with Foreign Representatives Attending the Sub-forum Themed with People-to-people Bond of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

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