About CPIFA

  • Zhang Xiruo
    Zhang Xiruo

    1949-1973 President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs

  • Hao Deqing
    Hao Deqing

    1977-1983 President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs

  • Han Nianlong
    Han Nianlong

    1983-1991 President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs

  • Liu Shuqing
    Liu Shuqing
    Served in the People's Army before 1949.
    1949-1982, Long engaged in diplomatic work after the founding of the People's Republic of China, successively served as section chief, division director and assistant director general of the Soviet Union and East European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA); political counselor in the Chinese Embassy in the Soviet Union; Ambassador to Poland, Norway and Bangladesh.
    1982-1984,  Assistant Foreign Minister and concurrently Director General of the Asian Department, M.F.A.
    1984-1989,  Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs.
    1989-1991,  Secretary General of the central leading group for external affairs and concurrently Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office of the State Council.
    1991-June 1997,  President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA).
    1993-1998,  Member of the 8th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

  • Mei Zhaorong
    Mei Zhaorong
    Served in the People's Army before 1949.
    1949-1982, Long engaged in diplomatic work after the founding of the People's Republic of China, successively served as section chief, division director and assistant director general of the Soviet Union and East European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA); political counselor in the Chinese Embassy in the Soviet Union; Ambassador to Poland, Norway and Bangladesh.
    1982-1984,  Assistant Foreign Minister and concurrently Director General of the Asian Department, M.F.A.
    1984-1989,  Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs.
    1989-1991,  Secretary General of the central leading group for external affairs and concurrently Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office of the State Council.
    1991-June 1997,  President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA).
    1993-1998,  Member of the 8th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).1934   Born on Chongming Island at the mouth of the Yangtze River.
    Studied in the English Department of Beijing University of Foreign Studies (formerly known as Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages).
    1953-1956, Studied at Leipzig Karl Marx University, majoring in German language and literature.
    From 1956 on   Successively served in the Chinese Embassy in the Democratic Republic of Germany; in the Soviet Union and East European Department of China's Foreign Ministry; chief interpreter in German language for Chinese state leaders.
    1972, Participated in the negotiations on the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the Federal Republic of Germany and then served in the Chinese Embassy in FRG.
    1975-1988, Served in the West European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs successively as Division Director, Deputy Director General and Director General.
    June 1988-January 1997, China's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to FRG.
    1993-1998, Member of the 8th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
    June 1997-April 2003, President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs.
    Participated in the translation of a number of German works; published more than a dozen articles making analysis and commentary on international issues; successively appointed upon invitation as adjunct or advisory professor by a number of universities in Beijing, Shanghai and Zhejiang Province, awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree of Philosophy on Law by the Graduate School of Myongji University of the Republic of Korea and once served as Chairman of the editorial board of World Affairs magazine.
     
    Mr. Mei speaks German and Engalish.

  • Lu Qiutian
    Lu Qiutian
    1936  Born in Shaoxing city, Zhejiang Province.
    1961  graduated from Beijing Foreign Affairs University (majoring in diplomacy and German language).
    1961-1963 served in the West European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    From 1963 on Served in the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands for 14 years successively as Attache, Third Secretary, Second Secretary, First Secretary and Counselor.
    1988-1991, China's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
    1995-1997, China's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Romania.
    1997-end of 2001, China's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Germany.
    1998-March 2003, Member of CPPCC National Committee; Member of the CPPCC Foreign Affairs Committee.
    Since May 2003, President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs.
     
    Mr. Lu is married, speaks German and Dutch, loves philosophy, literature and sports.


  • Yang Wenchang
    Yang Wenchang
    Amb. Yang Wenchang, born in 1944 in Shandong Province, graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University.
     
    1972-1974   Staff Member, Chinese Embassy in United Kingdom
     
    1972-1974   Staff Member, Chinese Embassy in United Kingdom
    1974-1979   Staff Member and Attache, Chinese Embassy in France
    1979-1984   Attache, Second Secretary and Deputy Division Chief, Department of
              International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    1984-1993   Deputy Division Chief, Division Chief, Deputy Director-General and Director-
              General, Department of Personnel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    1993-1995   Ambassador, Chinese Embassy in Singapore
    1995-1997   Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    1997-1998   Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    1998-2003   Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    2003-2006   Commissioner, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    2006-2016.3   President, Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs
     
            Married, one child.
      

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  • Zhang Xiruo
    Zhang Xiruo
  • Hao Deqing
    Hao Deqing
  • Han Nianlong
    Han Nianlong
  • Liu Shuqing
    Liu Shuqing
  • Mei Zhaorong
    Mei Zhaorong
  • Lu Qiutian
    Lu Qiutian
  • Yang Wenchang
    Yang Wenchang
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