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.