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Former Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing

Li Zhaoxing, born in east China's Shandong Province in October 1940, graduated from Beijing University in 1964.

1964-1967 Post graduate student at Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages.

1967-1968 Staff Member of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs.

1968-1970 Worked in cadres' schools in Lishi, Shanxi Province and Shanggao, Jiangxi Province and then Niutianyang Farm, Shantou, Guangzhou Military Area Command.

1970-1977 Staff Member and Attache of the Chinese Embassy in Kenya.

1977-1983 Third Secretary, Second Secretary and Deputy Division Chief of the Information Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1983-1985 First Secretary of the Chinese Embassy in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

1985-1990 Deputy Director General and Director General of the Information Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1990-1993, Assistant minister of Foreign Affairs.

1993-1995, Representative of Chinese Mission and ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to UN.

1995-1998, Vice minister of Foreign Affairs.

1998-2001, Served as Chinese ambassador to the United States

2001-2003, Vice minister of Foreign Affairs.

2003- April, 2007, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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