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Yang Jiechi

 

Yang Jiechi is endorsed as the state councilor of China at the sixth plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, capital of China, March 16, 2013. (Xinhua)
Yang Jiechi is endorsed as the state councilor of China at the sixth plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, capital of China, March 16, 2013. (Xinhua)

Yang Jiechi, male, born in May 1950, ethnic Han, native of Shanghai. Joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in December 1971. Started working in September 1968. Graduated from the history department of the Nanjing University, majoring in world history. PhD in history.

He is currently a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee, state councilor, and a member of the State Council Leading Party Members' Group.

1975-1983 Staff member and Second Secretary, Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)

1983-1987 Second Secretary, First Secretary, Counselor, Chinese Embassy in the United States of America

1987-1990 Counselor and Office Director, Department of Translation and Interpretation, MFA

1990-1993 Counselor and Office Director, Deputy Director-General (August, 1990), Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs, MFA

1993-1995 Minister, Chinese Embassy in the United States of America

1995-1998 Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of its Party Committee (August 1995 - March 1996, concurrently Director-General, Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs, MFA; September - November 1996 studied in Further Studies Class for Provincial- and Ministerial-level Cadres, Central Party School)

1998-2000 Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of its Party Committee

2000-2004 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to the United States of America

2004-2005 Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of its Party Committee

2005-2007 Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and deputy secretary of its Party Committee (2001-2006: studied world history in an in-service postgraduate program at the School of History at Nanjing University, and awarded the degrees of Doctor of History)

2007-2013 Minister of Foreign Affairs and deputy secretary of its Party Committee

2013- State councilor; member, State Council Leading Party Members' Group

Alternate member, 16th CPC Central Committee; member, 17th and 18th CPC Central Committees.

Updated on March 16, 2013