|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Chinese Wikipedia. (February 2012)|
|Chinese Ambassador to the United States|
|Preceded by||Zhang Yesui|
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Alma mater||East China Normal University
Johns Hopkins University
Born 1952 in Zhejiang Province, China, Cui graduated from the School of Foreign Languages of East China Normal University as well as from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He worked for the Chinese delegation to the United Nations before ascending to his position in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On March 6, 2013, Cui Tiankai was interviewed by reporters from China Youth Daily when he attended the National People's Congress. "The root cause of all problems in Sino-Japan relationship is that whether Japan can accept a powerful China." Cui said, "If Japan can realize and solve this problem in her mind, all the other problems can be solved easily."
On October 8, 2013, Cui Tiankai delivered a speech at the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. He said some Japanese believe that: "During World War II, Japan was only defeated by United States and her atom bombs. Therefore, Japan only needs to get along well with United States while ignoring other nations." "This is a downright incorrect viewpoint." Cui emphasizes that, "Japan was defeated by all the peace-loving people including both Chinese and American people. There will be dire consequences if Japan is misled by incorrect viewpoints about past history."
- Biography from the English version of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China
- China Vitae Biography
- People's Daily (03-06-2013). "Discussions with Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs" (in Chinese). Beijing. Retrieved 10-09-2013.
- China News (10-09-2013). "Cui Tiankai: Hope Some Japanese Drop Incorrect Viewpoints on History" (in Chinese). Beijing. Retrieved 10-09-2013.