Profile: Fu Ying, China's 2nd female vice foreign minister

15:48, January 05, 2010      

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China's State Council announced the appointment of Fu Ying as vice minister of Foreign Affairs Monday.


Fu Ying


Biography

H.E. Mme. Fu Ying, born in January 1953 in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. University graduate.

1978-1982 Attaché, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Socialist Republic of Romania

1982-1985 Attaché, Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1985-1986 Studied at Kent University, the United Kingdom of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland

1986-1990 Third Secretary, Second Secretary and Deputy Director, the Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1990-1992 Deputy Director and First Secretary, the Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1992-1993 Staff Member, United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia

1993-1997 First Secretary, Director and Counsellor, Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1997-1998 Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Indonesia

1998-2000 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of the Philippines

2000-2003 Director-General, Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2003- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Australia

2007-Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Married with one daughter.

Fu Ying is known for her media handling skills. She will voice China's stand in a timely manner with accurate information upon the occurrence of any event. In the wake of negative coverage of the 3.14 incident and protests against the Beijing Olympic Games, Fu was interviewed by British media where she introduced the progress of Tibet using facts and figures, which convinced many western readers. She is cited by The Guardian newspaper to have said: "Many who had romantic views of the west are very disappointed at the media's attempt to demonise China. We all know that demonisation feeds a counter-reaction".

Fu Ying is the second female vice foreign minister of P.R. China, the first one being Wang Hairong, who served from 1974 to 1979 as vice foreign minister.

More speeches from Fu Ying:

Understanding China

Unity is deep in China's blood

Where is the "gentlemenship"?

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