Tang Jiaxuan  

Tang Jiaxuan

 

State Councilor of the People's Republic of China (2003-), Foreign Minister (1998-2003)

 

Born in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, Tang Jiaxuan studied first in Fudan University in Shanghai and then in Peking University from 1955 to 1962. He became a member of the Communist Party of China in 1973. From 1970 to 1978, he served as Director of the People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. From 1988 to 1991, he served as Second Secretary and then First Secretary in the Chinese Embassy in Japan, Assistant Foreign Minister (1991-1993) and Vice Foreign Minister (1993-1998).