Li Zhaoxing

Li Zhaoxing

Li Zhaoxing
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
17 March 2003 – 27 April 2007
Preceded by Tang Jiaxuan
Succeeded by Yang Jiechi
Personal details
Born (1940-10-20) 20 October 1940
Jiaonan, China
Political party Communist Party
Spouse(s) Qin Xiaomei
Children Hehe
Alma mater Peking University

Li Zhaoxing (Chinese: 李肇星; pinyin: Lǐ Zhàoxīng; born 20 October 1940 in Jiaonan, Qingdao, Shandong) is a Chinese diplomat and politician. He served as the Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China from 2003 to 2007.

He graduated from Peking University in 1964. He worked as a diplomat in Africa before becoming Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1990 and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1995, ambassador to the United States in 1998, and Foreign Minister in 2003.

He was initially appointed as one of the Elders but chose not to continue with the role. He is a professor at Peking University. He is married, and has one son.

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