List of Foreign Ministry Spokespersons of the People's Republic of China

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This article lists all historical 30 Spokespersons (include 5 spokeswomen) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China since 1976.

List of Spokespersons[edit]

Name Lifespan In office Public experiences afterwards
1 Qian Qichen (1928-01-05) 5 January 1928 (age 93) 1982 Foreign Minister (1988-1993)
Vice Premier (1993-2003)
2 Qi Huaiyuan January 1930 (age 90–91) 1983-1984 Vice Foreign Minister (1986-1991)
3 Yu Zhizhong 1984-1985
4 Wang Zhenyu 1984-1985 Consul General to Nagasaki, Japan (1985-1988)
Director of the Taiwan Affairs Office
5 Ma Yuzhen 1934 (age 86–87) 1984-1988 Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1991-1995)
Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
6 Li Zhaoxing (1940-10-20) 20 October 1940 (age 80) 1985-1990 Foreign Minister (2003-2007)
7 Li Jinhua
(female)
September 1932 (age 88) 1987-1991 Ambassador to New Zealand
8 Jin Guihua (1935-01-14) 14 January 1935 (age 86) 1988-1991 Ambassador to Malaysia & Brunei (1991-1993)
Ambassador to Thailand (1994-1997)
9 Duan Jin 1990-1993 Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1997-2001)
10 Wu Jianmin 30 March 1939 - 18 June 2016 (aged 77) 1990-1994 Ambassador to Netherlands (1994-1995)
Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva (1996-1998)
Ambassador to France (1998-2003)
11 Fan Huijuan
(female)
1935 (age 85–86) 1990-1993 Ambassador to Ireland (1993-1997)
12 Li Jianying 1946 (age 74–75) 1991-1993 Ambassador to Suriname (1997-2001)
Consul General to Cape Town, South Africa (2004-2005)
Ambassador to Qatar (2005-2007)
13 Chen Jian 1942 (age 78–79) 1994-1996
14 Shen Guofang 1952 (age 68–69) 1996-1998 Assistant Foreign Minister (2003-2005)
15 Cui Tiankai October 1952 (age 68) 1996-1997 Ambassador to Japan (2007-2009)
Vice Foreign Minister (2009-2013)
Ambassador to the United States (2013-present)
16 Tang Guoqiang June 1951 (age 69) 1996-1998 Ambassador to Czech Republic (2002-2006)
Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Vienna (2006-2009)
Ambassador to Norway (2009-2012)
17 Zhu Bangzao 1952 (age 68–69) 1998-2001 Ambassador to Tunisia & Palestine (2001-2003)
Ambassador to Switzerland (2004-2008)
Ambassador to Spain & Andorra (2009-2014)
18 Sun Yuxi October 1951 (age 69) 1998-2002 Ambassador to Afghanistan (2002-2004)
Ambassador to India (2005-2007)
Ambassador to Italy (2008-2010)
Ambassador to Poland (2010-2012)
19 Zhang Qiyue
(female)
October 1959 (age 61) 1998-2004 Ambassador to Belgium (2005-2008)
Ambassador to Indonesia (2008-2011)
Consul General to New York City, United States (2014-present)
20 Kong Quan November 1955 (age 65) 2001-2006 Ambassador to France & Monaco (2008-2013)
Administrative Deputy Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Office of the Communist Party of China (2015-present)
21 Liu Jianchao February 1964 (age 56) 2001-2009 Ambassador to Philippine (2009-2011)
Ambassador to Indonesia (2011-2013)
Deputy Director of National Bureau of Corruption Prevention (2015-2017)
Secretary of the Commission for Discipline Inspection of Zhejiang (2017-present)
22 Qin Gang March 1966 (age 54) 2005-2010;
2011-2014
Director of Foreign Ministry Protocol Department (2015-present)
Assistant Foreign Minister (2017-present)
23 Jiang Yu
(female)
1964 (age 56–57) 2006-2012 Ambassador to Albania (2015-present)
24 Ma Zhaoxu September 1963 (age 57) 2009-2012 Ambassador to Australia (2013-2016)
Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva (2016-present)
25 Hong Lei August 1969 (age 51) 2010-2016 Consul General to Chicago, United States (2016-present)
26 Liu Weimin August 1968 (age 52) 2011-2012 Minister Counsellor to the United States (2012-present)
27 Hua Chunying
(female)
April 1970 (age 50) 2012-present
28 Lu Kang May 1968 (age 52) 2015-2019
29 Geng Shuang April 1973 (age 47) 2016-2020
30 Zhao Lijian November 1972 (age 48) 2020-present[1] Deputy Director of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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