Qiao Guanhua 

Qiao Guanhua 
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (1974-1976)

 

Born in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province, Qiao Guanhua studied in Germany in his early years and obtained a Ph.D. During the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, he was mainly engaged in journalism, writing commentaries on international affairs. In the autumn of 1942, he joined the New China Daily in Chongqing, editing the Column of International Affairs until the victory of the Anti-Japanese War. After the founding of the People's Republic of China, he successively held the positions of Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Policy Committee of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Assistant Foreign Minister, and Vice-Foreign Minister (1964-1974). In the day-to-day work of the Foreign Ministry, he was often responsible for drafting or preparing important diplomatic documents. After 1976, he held the position of advisor to the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. His masterpieces include "Selected Commentaries on International Affairs" and "From Munich to Dunkirk."