Ambassadors of China
This article contains several lists of ambassadors from China. The incumbents change from time to time; sometimes a post starts or stops being temporarily headed by a lower ranking diplomat. Occasionally, a post is created or abolished.
In accordance with articles 67 and 81 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, ambassadors are selected by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and officially appointed by the President of the People's Republic of China.
Current Chinese Ambassadors
Ambassadors to international organizations
Current ambassadors from the People's Republic of China to international organizations
|European Union||Brussels, Belgium||Song Zhe (宋哲)|
|United Nations||New York, United States||Liu Jieyi (刘结一)|
|Deputy Representative to the United Nations (Ambassador Rank)||New York, United States||Wang Min (王民)|
|United Nations Office in Geneva||Geneva, Switzerland||He Yafei (何亚非)|
|United Nations and Other International Organizations in Vienna||Vienna, Austria||Cheng Jingye (成竞业)|
|World Trade Organization||Geneva, Switzerland||Yi Xiaozhun (易小准)|
Current ambassador-at-Large from the People's Republic of China with worldwide responsibility:
|Ambassador for Disarmament Affairs of China||Wu Haitao (吴海涛)|
Notes and references
- "The Standing Committee of the NPC". Gov.cn. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2011.
- "Constitution of the People's Republic of China". Retrieved July 18, 2011.
- 历任大使. 中国外交人物 (in Chinese). 中华人民共和国外交部. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
- Beginning on June 29, 1994, the PRC Ambassador to Spain—resident in Madrid—is also accredited to Andorra.
- These nations currently maintain official diplomatic relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan, and as a result the PRC has no ties with them. See also Foreign relations of the Republic of China.
- One ambassador—resident in Wellington— is accredited to New Zealand, the Cook Islands, and Niue.
- The current ambassador resident in New Zealand and the current PRC ambassador to Grenada are two distinct individuals who share the same name.
- The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is not recognized by the United Nations, the People's Republic of China, nor any other country aside from Turkey.
- As of February 2006, the PRC ambassador to France is also accredited to Monaco.
- Since 1991, the PRC Ambassador to Italy has also been accredited to San Marino.
- The People's Republic of China does not recognize the independence of Kosovo. See also International recognition of Kosovo.
- Although the PRC and Liechtenstein maintain diplomatic relations, there is no Ambassador-level representative to the country. The Consul-General of the PRC's consulate in Zurich is the chief representative of China to Liechtenstein. Source: Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Zurich.
- The People's Republic of China maintains diplomatic relations with Somalia, but no longer has an embassy there. The last ambassador to Somalia was Xu Yingjie (徐英杰), who served until April 1992.
- Abkhazia and South Ossetia are not recognized by the United Nations, the People's Republic of China, nor any other countries aside from Russia, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
- Li Zhiguo, the former consul-general of the People's Republic of China in southern Sudan, has been elevated to the rank of Ambassador to South Sudan. Source: http://news.china.com.cn/rollnews/2011-07/11/content_8836185.htm
- From October 1972 to October 2011, the People's Republic of China Ambassador to Sri Lanka served concurrently as the Ambassador to the Maldives.
- The People's Republic of China does not recognize Western Sahara, nor does the PRC recognize Moroccan claims to sovereignty over Western Sahara. Sources: Western Sahara, Foreign relations of Western Sahara, Foreign relations of Morocco.
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